The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great, Volume 2

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J. and F. Rivington, 1774 - Greece

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Page 164 - About threescore of the other horse were killed, and near thirty foot, who, the next day, were all laid with their arms and equipage in one grave, and the king granted an exemption to their fathers and children from every kind of tribute and service. He also took the utmost care of the wounded, visited them, and saw their wounds dressed. He inquired very particularly into their adventures, and permitted every one of them to relate his actions in the battle, and boast his bravery.
Page 240 - Give him (said he) thy hand, as I give thee mine ; and carry him, in my name, the only pledge I am able to give of my gratitude and affection.
Page 179 - ... were dressed in white, each having a golden rod in his hand. Ten chariots, adorned with sculptures in gold and silver, followed after.
Page 137 - ... striking or vexing him ; and when he perceived that his fire was cooled, that he was no longer so furious and violent, and wanted only to move forward, he gave him the rein, and spurring him with great vigour, animated him with his voice to his full speed. While this was doing, Philip and his whole court trembled for fear, and did not once open their lips ; but when the prince, after having run his first heat, returned with joy and pride at...
Page 211 - The courage of the combatants increased with the danger; and each side, animated by the most powerful motives, fought like lions. Wherever the battering-rams had beat down any part of the wall, and the bridges were thrown out, instantly the Argyraspides mounted the breach with the utmost valour, being headed by Admetus, one of the bravest officers in the army, who was killed by the thrust of a partisan * as he was encouraging his soldiers.
Page 200 - But, as he made a greater resistance than suited their inclinations, they themselves washed him, and threw over his shoulders a purple robe, richly embroidered with gold ; then, after repeated oaths of their being in earnest, they conducted him to the palace. The news of this was immediately spread over the whole city. Most of the inhabitants were overjoyed at it ; but...
Page 180 - ... as on a high throne. This chariot was enriched on both sides with images of the gods, in gold and silver ; and from the middle of the yoke, which was covered with jewels, rose two statues, a cubit in height, the one representing War, the other Peace, having a golden eagle between them, with wings extended, as ready to take its flight. But nothing could equal the magnificence of the king; he was clothed in a vest of purple, striped with silver, and over it a long robe, glittering all over with...
Page 177 - ... as if it had been certain and inevitable. There was at that time, in the army of Darius, one Caridemus, an Athenian, a man of great experience in war, who personally hated Alexander for having caused him to be banished from Athens. Darius, turning to this Athenian, asked him, whether he believed him powerful enough to defeat his enemy.
Page 116 - How will it be possible for me not to regret a country, in which I leave an enemy more generous, than I can hope to find friends in any other part of the world ?" In the mean time, Philip had his ambition pleased, but not satisfied, with his last victory.
Page 190 - ... to fall alive into the hands of his enemies, leaped down, and mounted another chariot, The rest, observing this, fled as fast as possible, and throwing down their arms, made the best of their way. Alexander had received a slight wound in his thigh, but happily it was not attended with ill consequences.

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