The History of Greece: From the Earliest State, to the Death of Alexander the Great, Volume 1

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Rivington [and others], 1812 - Greece

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Page 279 - Several of them even owed the good usage they met with to Euripides, the finest scenes of whose tragedies they repeated to the Sicilians, who were extremely fond of them ; so that when they returned to their own country, they went and saluted that poet as their deliverer, and informed him of the admirable effects wrought in their favour by his verses. The news of the defeat being carried to Athens...
Page 347 - 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, in prison itself, and when he drank the poison, he philosophized, says Plutarch, and instructed mankind.
Page 352 - ... standing forth to demand vengeance against the corrupter of their sons, brothers, and nephews. But these are the persons who take upon them my defence, and interest themselves in the success of my cause. Pass on me what sentence you please, Athenians; but I can neither repent nor change my conduct.
Page 352 - Amphipolis,andDelium, 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 before this tribunal as an impious man, who does not believe the gods. Should you resolve to acquit me, for .the future, I should...
Page 321 - Abrocomas, his enemy, at twelve days march from thence upon the Euphrates. When this answer was repeated to them, though they plainly saw against whom they were going, they resolved to proceed, and only demanded an augmentation...
Page 275 - ... had shown against Syracuse, and the evils they would have made it suffer had they been victorious ; the afflictions and groans of infinite numbers of Syracusans who bewailed the death of their children and near relations, whose manes could be appeased no other way than by the blood of their murderers. On these representations the people returned to their sanguinary resolution, and followed Diodes
Page 97 - Miltiades, however, declared for the contrary opinion, and shewed that the only means to exalt the courage of their own troops, and to strike a terror into those of the enemy, was to advance boldly towards them with an air of confidence and desperate intrepidity.
Page 275 - You, doubtless, have not forgotten that this Nicias, whose fate you are going to pronounce, was the very man who pleaded your cause in the assembly of the Athenians, and employed all his credit and the whole power of his eloquence to dissuade his country from embarking in this war. Should you, therefore, pronounce sentence of death...
Page 353 - Melitus has taken so much pains to ridicule. That spirit has attached itself to me from my infancy : it is a voice which I never hear but when it would prevent me from persisting...
Page 32 - Lacedaemonians was war : everything with them tended that way : arms were their only exercise and employment : their life was much less hard and austere in the camp than in the city...

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