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" He was attended by his viziers, bashaws, and guards, each of whom (says a Byzantine historian) was robust as Hercules, dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 239
by Edward Gibbon - 1806
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr ..., Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange...he shattered with his iron mace or battle-axe the under-jaw of one of these monsters, which, in the eye of the Turks, were the idols or talismans of...
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Lights and Shadows of European History

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Europe - 1844 - 320 pages
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the ordinary race of mortals. The conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange...appearance of the domes and palaces, so dissimilar to the style of Oriental architecture. In the hippodrome or atmeidan, his eye was attracted by the...
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Lights and Shadows of European History

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Europe - 1844 - 320 pages
...satisfaction and wonder on the strange though splendid appearance of the domes and palaces, so dissimilar to the style of Oriental architecture. In the hippodrome or atmeidan, his eye was attracted by the famous twisted column of the three serpents ; and, as a trial of his strength, he shattered with his...
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The life of Mohammed

Muḥammad (the prophet.) - 1799
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange,...as a trial of his strength, he shattered, with his own mace, or battle-axe, the under jaw of one of these monsters, which, in the eye of the Turks, were...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1851
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conqueror74 gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange,...iron mace or battle-axe the under jaw of one of these monsters,75 which in the eyes of the Turks were the idols or talismans of the city.* At the principal...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra and American Biblical Repository, Volume 14

Theology - 1857
...city which he could not defend, and Mohammed II. entered Constantinople in triumph. " The Conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange,...Atmeidan, his eye was attracted by the twisted column of three serpents ; and, as a trial of his strength, he shattered, with his iron mace or battle-axe, the...
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De Bow's Review, Volume 10

Industries - 1851
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange,...style of oriental architecture. In the hippodrome or atmeidun, his eye was attracted by the twisted column of the three serpents, and, as a trial of his...
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Debow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources

Industries - 1851
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conqueror gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange,...style of oriental architecture. In the hippodrome or almeidan, his eye was attracted by the twisted column of the three serpents, and, as a trial of his...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1855
...dexterous as Apollo, and equal in battle to any ten of the race of ordinary mortals. The conquerorj gazed with satisfaction and wonder on the strange...he shattered with his iron mace, or battle-axe, the uiider-jaw of one of these monsters, which, in the eyes of the Turks, were the c. 17). * See Ducas...
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A Popular Modern History

Matthew Bridges - History, Modern - 1855 - 567 pages
...had so recently been celebrated before the last of the Constantines. In the Atmeidan his eye had been attracted by the twisted column of the three serpents;...a trial of his strength he shattered with his iron battle-axe the under jaw of one of these monsters, which the Turks imagined to be the idols or talismans...
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