The History of Greece: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great

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W. Baynes and Son, 1825 - Greece - 524 pages

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Page 131 - on the monuments of your ancestors which you see here, to whom we annually pay all the honours which can be rendered to the manes of the dead. You thought fit to intrust their bodies with us, as we were eye-witnesses...
Page 216 - I am very far from such bad thoughts. I am more convinced of the existence of God than my accusers ; and so convinced, that I abandon myself to God and you, that you may judge of me as you shall deem best for yourselves and me.
Page 216 - You should know, that there are amongst our citizens those who do not regard death as an evil^ and who give that name only to injustice and infamy. At my age, and with the reputation, true or false, which I have, would it be consistent for me, after all the lessons I have given upon the contempt of death, to be afraid of it myself, and to belie in my last action all the principles and sentiments of my past life?
Page 314 - He himself led on the right wing into the river, followed by the rest of the troops ; the trumpets sounding, and the whole army raising cries of joy. The Persians seeing this detachment advance...
Page 171 - Several of them even owed the good usage they met with to Euripides, the finest scenes of whose tragedies they repeated to the Sicilians, who were extremely fond of them ; so that when they returned to their own country, they went and saluted that poet as their deliverer, and informed him of the admirable effects wrought in their favour by his verses. The news of the defeat being carried to Athens...
Page 343 - ... for, being immediately known by his insignia and the richness of his armour, he served as a mark for all the arrows of the enemy. On this occasion he performed wonders, killing, with javelins, several of those who defended the wall ; then, advancing nearer to them, he forced some with his sword, and others with his shield, either into the city or the sea, the tower where he fought almost touching the wall.
Page 325 - Around his waist he wore a golden girdle, after the manner of women, whence his cimeter hung, the scabbard of which flamed all over with gems; on his head he wore a tiara, or mitre, round which was a fillet of blue mixed with white.
Page 375 - ... misfortune, but came up with a resolute countenance, like a valiant warrior, whose courage in defending his dominions ought to acquire him the esteem of the brave prince who had taken him prisoner. Alexander spoke first ; and, with an august and gracious air, asked him how he desired to be treated? " Lake a king," replied Porus. " But," continued Alexander, "do you ask nothing more?
Page 342 - ... these with burning sand, hurled them in an instant from the top of the wall upon the enemy. There was nothing the Macedonians so much dreaded as this last invention ; for, the moment this burning sand got to the flesh, through the crevices in the armour, it pierced to the very bone, and stuck so close that there was no pulling it off ; so that the soldiers, throwing down their arms and tearing their clothes to pieces, were in this manner exposed, naked and defenceless, to the shot of the enemy....
Page 131 - Plataeans were much surprised, as well as puzzled, at this question, and were sensible, that it had been suggested by the Thebans, their professed enemies, who had vowed their destruction. They therefore put the Lacedaemonians in mind...

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