A New History of the Grecian States,: From Their Earliest Period to Their Extinction by the Ottomans. Containing an Account of Their Most Memorable Sieges and Battles; and the Character and Exploits of Their Most Celebrated Heroes, Orators, and Philosophers. Embellished with Copper-plate Cuts. Designed for the Use of Young Ladies and Gentlemen..

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E. Newbery, the corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard., 1786 - Greece - 132 pages

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Page 58 - He then obliged them to restrain their tears. In the mean time, he kept walking to and fro, and when he found his legs grow weary, he laid down upon his back, as he had been directed. The poison then operated more and more. When Socrates found it began to gain upon the heart, uncovering his face, which had been covered, without doubt to prevent any thing from disturbing him in his last moments, - 'Crito...
Page 98 - 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 52 - I incessantly urge to you, that virtue does not proceed from riches, but on the contrary, riches from virtue ; and that all the other goods of human life, as well public as private, have their source in the same principle.
Page 97 - ... as on a high throne. This chariot was enriched on both sides with images of the gods in gold and silver ; and from the middle of the yoke, which was covered with jewels, rose two statues a cubit in height, the one representing war, the other peace, having a golden eagle between them, with wings extended, as ready to take its flight.
Page 101 - ... going to fall alive into the hands of his enemies, leaped down, and mounted another chariot, The rest, observing this, fled as fast as possible, and throwing down their arms, made the best of their way. Alexander had received a slight wound in his thigh, but happily it was not attended with ill consequences.
Page 50 - His accusation consisted of two heads; the first was, that he did not admit the gods acknowledged by the republic, and introduced new divinities; the second, that he corrupted the youth of Athens; and concluded with inferring, that sentence of death ought to pass against him.
Page 91 - Persians, to their great prejudice, suspected of a design to protract the war, and, by that means, make himself necessary to Darius. Alexander, in the mean time, marched on at the head of his heavy-armed infantry, drawn up in two lines, with the cavalry in the wings ; the baggage followed in the rear. Being arrived upon the banks of the Granicus, Parmenio...
Page 49 - But as it is very difficult to correct the aged, and to make people change principles, who revere the errors in which they have grown grey, he devoted his labours principally to the instruction of youth, in order to sow the seeds of virtue in a soil more fit to produce the fruits of it. He had no open school like the. rest of the philosophers, nor set times for...
Page 83 - ... and the left wing of the Macedonians, (except the phalanx,) yielded to the impetuous attack of the Athenians, and fled with some precipitation. Happy had it been on that day for Greece, if the conduct and abilities of...
Page 64 - Lacedaemonians, to avoid the shame of abandoning the body of their king, redoubled their efforts, and a great slaughter ensued on both sides. The Spartans fought with so much fury about the body, that at length they gained their point, and carried it off. Animated by so glorious an advantage, they...

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