The history of Greece, Volume 2


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Page 192 - ... answered, that she was grand-daughter to Ochus, who not long before had swayed the Persian sceptre, and daughter of his son ; that she had married Hystaspes, who was related to Darius, and general of a great army. Alexander, being touched with compassion, when he heard the unhappy fate of a princess of the blood royal, and the sad condition to which she was reduced, not only gave her liberty, but returned all her possessions ; and caused her husband to be sought for, in order that she might be...
Page 126 - The two armies continued a long time in sight of each, other, on the banks of the river, as if dreading the event. The Persians waited till the Macedonians should enter the river, in order to charge them to advantage upon their landing, and the latter seemed to be making choice of a place proper for crossing, and to survey the countenance of their enemies.
Page 126 - 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 169 - The moment the king perceived the high-priest, he advanced towards him with an air of the most profound respect; bowed his body, adored the august name upon his front, and saluted him who wore it with a religious veneration.
Page 107 - It is very difficult to treat with persons of this turn of mind: Philip accordingly, notwithstanding his double authority of king and father, believed it necessary to employ persuasion rather than force with respect to his son, and endeavoured to make himself beloved rather than feared by him. An accident made him entertain a very advantageous opinion of Alexander. There had been sent from Thessaly to Philip a war-horse ; a noble, strong, fiery, generous beast, called Bucephalus.
Page 78 - If they are prevailed on to embrace these overtures, we shall effectuate our great purpose, and act with a dignity worthy of our state ; but should it happen that we are not so successful, whatever misfortunes they may suffer, to themselves they shall be imputed ; while your conduct shall appear in no one instance inconsistent with the honour and renown of Athens.
Page 142 - ... 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 12 - Truly a philosopher, and poor out of taste, he despised riches, without affecting any reputation from that contempt ; and if Justin may be believed, he coveted glory as little as he did money. It was always against his will that commands were conferred upon him ; and he behaved himself in them in such a manner, as did more honour to dignities, than dignities to him.
Page 158 - This city was justly entitled the Queen of the Sea, that element bringing to it the tribute of all nations. She boasted her having first invented navigation, and taught mankind the art of braving the winds and waves by the assistance, of a frail bark.
Page 119 - In a word, all or nothing, presents us with the true image of Alexander and Diogenes. How great and powerful soever that prince might think himself, he could not deny himself, on this occasion, inferior to a man to whom he could give and from whom he could take nothing.

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