The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes & Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, Volume 3

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T. Clark, Portland; W. & D. Tredwell [i.e. Treadwell], Portsmouth; Munroe & Francis, Boston; J. Bioren, and T.L. Plowman, Philadelphia., 1805 - History, Ancient


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Page 226 - ... to their city, but also to regulate the affairs of Sicily, in such a manner as might best suit the interests of the republic. Nicias was appointed one of the generals to his very great regret; for, besides other motives which made him dread that command, he shunned it, because Alcibiades was to be his colleague. But the Athenians promised themselves greater success from this war, should they not resign the whole conduct of it to Alcibiades, but temper his ardour and audacity with the coolness...
Page 14 - Thus having given vent to his absurd resentment, two bridges were ordered to be built in the place of the former, one for the army to pass over, and the other for the baggage and the beasts of burthen.
Page 15 - ... abundantly scattered over the new work, and the way was strewed with myrtle. At the same time Xerxes poured out libations into the sea, and turning his face towards the East, worshipped that bright luminary which is the god of the Persians.
Page 270 - I am less sensible of my private affliction than of the honor of my country ; and I see it exposed to eternal infamy by the barbarous advice which is now given you. The Athenians, indeed, merit the worst treatment, and every kind of punishment that can be inflicted on them, for so unjustly declaring war against us ; but have not the gods, the just avengers of crimes, punished them, and...
Page 14 - ... they laid the trunks of trees, cut purposely for that use, and flat boats again over them, fastened and joined together, to serve as a kind of floor or solid bottom: all which they covered over with earth, and added rails or battletqents on each side, that the horses and cattle might not be frightened with seeing the sea in their passage.
Page 170 - Libya and Persia, and at last broke like a flood upon Athens. This pestilence baffled the utmost efforts of art ; the most robust constitutions were unable to withstand its attacks; no skill could obviate, nor no remedy dispel, the terrible infection.
Page 4 - The highest and most lofty trees have the most reason to dread the thunder. As God alone is truly great, he is an enemy to pride, and takes pleasure in humbling every thing that exalteth itself; and very often the most numerous armies fly before a handful of men, because he inspires these with courage, and scatters terror among the others...
Page 365 - ... to which he readily consented. She suffered him to win, and paid down the money. But affecting regret and vexation, she pressed him to begin again, and to play with her for an eunuch. The king, who suspected nothing, complied, and they agreed to except five of the favourite eunuchs on each side, that the winner should take their choice out of the rest, and the loser be bound to deliver him. Having made these conditions, they sat down to play. The queen was all attention to the game, and made...
Page 171 - ... to repair, to quench the raging thirst, which consumed them. Their very temples were filled with dead bodies; and every part of the city exhibited a dreadful image of death, without the least remedy for the present, or the least hopes with regard to futurity.
Page 363 - Those 10,000 men, however, notwithstanding so many obstacles, carried their point, and arrived, through a thousand dangers, victorious and triumphant in their own country. * Antony long after, when pursued by the Parthians almost in the same country, finding himself in like danger, cried out in admiration of their invincible valour, " Oh the retreat of the ten thousand...

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