The History of Ancient Greece: Part the first. From the earliest accounts till the division of the Macedonian empire in the East

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820
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Strana 121 - The intermediate time was chiefly filled up by the gymnastic exercises, in which all freemen of Grecian extraction were invited to contend, provided they had been born in lawful wedlock, and had lived untainted by any infamous immoral stain.
Strana 422 - The great king ordered the directors of the work to be beheaded ; and, proud of his tyrannic power over feeble man, displayed an impotent rage against the elements. In all the madness of despotism, he commanded the Hellespont to be punished with three hundred stripes, and a pair of fetters to be dropped into the sea, adding these frantic and ridiculous expressions : " It is thus, thou salt and bitter water, that thy master punishes thy unprovoked injury, and he is determined to pass thy treacherous...
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Strana 337 - History of Greece, which contains, perhaps, the first seed of the thought thus expanded into full perfection by genius: —" The present state of Greece compared to the ancient is the silent obscurity of the grave contrasted with the vivid lustre of active life.
Strana 87 - This is the chief superiority of poetical imitation above painting, that it can describe, in a few pages, what many galleries of pictures could not represent.
Strana 478 - T dignity of their motives, as much as to the superiority of their skill, the latter owed their unexampled success in this memorable engagement. The foremost ships of the Phoenicians were dispersed or sunk. Amidst the terror and confusion occasioned by their repulse, they ran foul of those which had been drawn up in two lines behind them. The Athenians skilfully encircled them around, compressed them into a...
Strana 361 - Cyprus is situate ; they pay an annual tribute of five hundred talents to the king. Next to the Cilicians are these Armenians, who also abound in cattle ; and next the Armenians are the Matienians, who occupy this country ; and next them this territory of Cissia, in which Susa is situated on this river Choaspes, here the great king resides, and there are his treasures of wealth.

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