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

James Cumming & Company, 1814

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Page 218 - Cicero had reason to observe, speaking of the battles in the harbour of Syracuse, that it was there the troops of Athens, as well as their galleys, were ruined and sunk ; and that, in this harbour, the power and glory of the Athenians were miserably shipwrecked. The Athenians, however, did not suffer themselves to be wholly dejected, but resumed courage.
Page 181 - Alcibiades, with great apparent courtesy, demanded of them, With what powers they were come ? They made answer that they were not come as plenipotentiaries.
Page 271 - Delium, the fear of death should at this time make me abandon that in which the Divine Providence has placed me, by commanding me to pass my life in the study of philosophy, for the instruction of myself and others ; this would be a most criminal desertion indeed, and make me highly worthy of being cited be lore this tribunal, as an impious man, who does not believe the gods.
Page 282 - ... bathed, lest they should be polluted by touching it ; which drove them into such despair, that many of them killed themselves. * The Athenians, not contented with having punished his accusers, caused a statue of brass to be erected to him, of the workmanship of the celebrated Lysippus, and placed it in one .-Of" the most conspicuous parts of the city.
Page 120 - ... inhabitants, with all their riches, and conveyed them into the island of Cos, which was not far from Halicarnassus. Alexander did not think proper to besiege the citadel, it being of little importance after the city was destroyed, which he demolished to the very foundations. He left it, after having encompassed it with strong walls, and left some good troops in the country.
Page 99 - Thermopylae, he was strangely surprised to find that they were prepared to dispute his passage. He had always flattered himself, that on the first hearing of his arrival, the Grecians would betake themselves to flight ; nor could he ever be persuaded to believe, what Demaratus had...
Page 273 - 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...
Page 273 - 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 91 - When the whole work was thus completed, a day was appointed for their passing over ; and as soon as the first rays of the sun began to appear, sweet odours of all kinds were abundantly scattered over the new work, and the way was strewed with myrtle.
Page 128 - Thirty paces from them, followed those called the king's relations, to the number of fifteen thousand, in habits very much resembling those of women ; and more remarkable for the vain pomp of their dress, than the glitter of their arms. Those called the...

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