Harvard Classics

Parallel Lives of Famous Greeks and Romans (Demosthenes), by Plutarch

October 4, 2021

The man who put pebbles in his mouth and orated to the sea, shaved one-half of his head so that he would be obliged to stay at home until he had perfected his oratory -- a strange method of attaining eminence, but a successful one. (Volume 12, Harvard Classics)