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DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
By OLIVER GOLDSMITH, M.B.
prinTED For f. c. AND J. RivingtoN : G. wilkie AND J.
A DV ERTIS EMENT.
FROM the times of Alexander to the sacking of Constantinople by the Turks, a period of fifteen centuries, the Grecian states, being under the influence of foreign councils and the controul of foreign arms,
had lost their existence as a nation. But
neither did they submit to slavery without
a struggle, nor did the power which subverted their government deface, at once, their national character, or destroy, but by degrees, the various effects which flowed from their original genius and po
In what is subjoined, in this edition, to the narrative of Dr. GoLDSMITH, it is the aim of the author to trace, amidst the revolutions of nations, the remains of
Greece; to take a summary view of her iv efforts for the recovery of expiring liberty; to trace those features that remained the longest unsullied by the infection of barbarism, and those efforts of genius, which, surviving the dissolution of the state, con