The Grecian History from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great

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Silas Andrus, 1824 - Greece - 316 pages

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Page 187 - Here, said they, he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place, he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage us more warmly in the pursuit of virtue. Alas ! how have we rewarded him for such important services ! Athens was in universal mourning and consternation.
Page 121 - Alcibiades, with great apparent courtesy, demanded of them, With what powers they were come ? They made answer that they were not come as plenipotentiaries.
Page 143 - I see it ready to expose itself 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...
Page 249 - The king went into the plains, attended by his courtiers, in order to view the perfections of this horse ; but, upon trial, he appeared so very fierce, and pranced about in so furious a manner, that no one dared to mount him.
Page 29 - ... overpowered by the number of their opponents. He abolished the custom of giving portions in marriage with young women, unless they were only daughters. The bride was to carry no other fortune to her husband than three suits of clothes, and some household goods of little value.
Page 177 - 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 184 - Presently after they entered, and found Socrates, whose chains had been taken off, sitting by Xantippe, his wife, who held one of his children in her arms; as soon as she perceived them, setting up great cries, sobbing, and tearing her face and hair, she made the prison resound with her complaints.
Page 181 - Do not take it ill, I beseech you, if I speak my thoughts without disguise, and with truth and freedom. Every man, who would generously oppose a whole people, either...
Page 182 - I am very far from such bad thoughts. I am more convinced of the existence of God than my accusers ; and so convinced, that I abandon myself to God and you, that you may judge of me as you shall deem best for yourselves and me.
Page 16 - Every institution seemed calculated to harden the body, and sharpen the mind for war. In. order to prepare them for stratagems and sudden incursions, the boys were permitted to steal from each other; but if they were caught in the fact, they were punished for their want of dexterity.

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