The foundation of the Empire of the Persians and Medes, by Cyrus, containing the reigns of Cyrus, of Cambyses, and Smerdis the Magian

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Page 39 - When the dead are arrived at the fatal rendezvous of departed souls, whither their * demon conducts them, they are all judged. ' Those who have passed their lives in a manner neither entirely criminal nor absolutely innocent, are sent into a place where they suffer pains proportioned to their faults, till being purged and cleansed of their guilt, and afterwards restored to liberty, they receive the reward of the good actions they have done in the body.
Page 31 - He does not swear to discharge with impunity whom he pleases ; but to do justice where it is due. We ought not therefore to accustom you to perjury, nor you to suffer yourselves to be accustomed to it ; for in so doing, both the one and the other of us equally injure justice and religion, and both are criminals.
Page 15 - He had no open school, like the rest of the philosophers, nor set times for his lessons; he had no benches prepared nor ever mounted a professor's chair; he was the philosopher of all times and seasons; he taught in all places, and upon all occasions; in walking, conversation at meals, in the army, and in the midst of the camp, in the public assemblies of the senate or people.
Page 214 - He was very handsome in the face, perfectly well shaped, of an advantageous stature, and in the flower of his youth ; he had neither armour nor clothes upon his body, which shone with oil; he held a spear in one hand, and a sword in the other.
Page 42 - ... 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 132 - He expressed with equal ingenuousness on another occasion what he himself thought of his condition.* One of his courtiers named Damocles was perpetually extolling with rapture his treasures, grandeur, the number of his troops, the extent of his dominions, the magnificence of his palaces, and the universal abundance of all good things and enjoyments in his possession; always repeating, that never man was happier than Dionysius. Since you are of that opinion, said the tyrant to him one day, will you...
Page 308 - ... their own brothers and children. The Athenian officers and soldiers, struck with the confidence reposed in them, behaved with the utmost prudence and modesty, and were entirely irreproachable in their conduct. Nor were they less admired for their courage; and in all the attacks they sustained, discovered the utmost intrepidity, which seemed to be animated by the sight of danger.
Page 41 - what say you of this drink ; may one make a libation out of it :* Upon being told that there was only enough for one dose : ' At least,' continued he, ' we may say our prayers to the gods, as it is our duty, and implore them to make our exit from this world and our last stage happy, which is what I most ardently beg of them.
Page 18 - You are well versed then undoubtedly in the revenues of the state, and know perfectly to what they may amount? You have not failed to make them your particular study, in order that, if a fund should happen to fail on a sudden by any unforeseen accident, you might be able to supply the deficiency by another ? — 1 protest, replied Glauco, that never entered into my thoughts.
Page 39 - ... guilty of crimes, great indeed, but worthy of pardon ; who have committed violences in the transports of rage against their father or mother, or have killed some one in a like emotion and afterwards repented...

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