A Transcription of the Text on the Poster “Humanist Greek and Greek Teaching at the Royal Academy of Turku”

Isoc. ad Demonic. [19]

μὴ κατόκνει μακρὰν ὁδὸν πορεύεσθαι πρὸς τοὺς διδάσκειν τὶ [!]

χρήσιμον ἐπαγγελλομένους, αἰσχρὸν γὰρ, τοὺς μὲν ἐμπόρους τηλικαῦτα

πελάγη διαπερᾶν, ἕνεκα τοῦ πλείω ποιῆσαι τὴν ὑπάρχουσαν οὐσίαν,

τοὺς δὲ νεωτέρους μηδὲ τὰς κατὰ γὴν [!] πορείας ὑπομένειν, ἐπὶ τῷ

βελτίῳ [!] καταστῆσαι τὴν ἑαυτῶν διάνοιαν.

 

                        Sic abitum maturantem D(omi)num Andream

                        Pilarick hoc Isocratus honorare

                        voluit. Aboæ d(ie) 18 Decemb(ris) 1674

                        Ericus Falander

                        Graec(æ) et Heb(ræ) Lingv(æ)

                        Prof(essor) Pub(licus)

 

 

*Part of this passage (ad Dem. 19) was used by Salomon Alandus in his conferment congratulation in 1679 (Melander  738), the item number 26 in the Exhibition. Prof. Ericus Falander had published an edition of Isocrates’ orations in 1671 (SKB 1999).