The history of Greece ... to the death of Alexander the great. To which is added, A summary account of the affairs of Greece ... to the sacking of Constantinople by the Othomans, Volume 1

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Page 302 - Greeks on their left, who, fearing to be surrounded on all sides, wheeled about and halted, with the river on their backs, to prevent their being taken in the rear.
Page 328 - Melitus : for, if I should influence you by my prayers, and thereby induce you to, violate your oaths, it would be undeniably evident, that I teach you not to believe in the gods; and even in defending and justifying myself, should furnish my adversaries with arms against me, and prove that I believe no divinity. But I am very far from such...
Page 205 - Naupactus, who had formerly possessed it, sent thither the flower of their youth, who very much infested the Lacedaemonians, by their incursions ; and as these Messenians spoke the language of the country, they prevailed with a great number of slaves to join them. The...
Page 94 - ... with great intrepidity, and the battle was long, fierce, and obstinate. Miltiades had made the wings of his army exceeding strong, but had left the main body more weak and not so deep ; for having but ten thousand men to oppose to such a numerous army, he supposed the victory could be obtained by...
Page 274 - T that they had failed in nothing of their duty, as they had given orders that the dead bodies [should be taken up ; that, if any one were guilty, it was he who, being charged with these orders, had neglected to put them in execution ; but that he accused nobody, and that the tempest which came on unexpectedly, at the very instant, was an unanswerable apology, and entirely discharged the accused from all guilt. He...
Page 328 - I should extremely injure by such a conduct, I do not think it allowable to entreat a judge, nor to be absolved by supplications. He ought to be persuaded and convinced. The judge does not sit upon the bench to show favour, by violating the laws, but to do justice in conforming to them. 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...
Page 326 - I am reproached with abject fear and meanness of spirit, for being so busy in imparting my advice to every one in private, and for having always avoided to be present in your assemblies, to give my counsels to my country.
Page 328 - Socrates pronounced this discourse with a firm and intrepid tone. His air, his action, his visage, expressed nothing of the accused : he seemed the master of his judges, from the assurance and greatness of soul with which he spoke, without however losing any thing of the modesty natural to bim.f So noble and majestic a deportment displeased and gave offence.

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