The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great, Volumes 1-2

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S. Andrus, 1826 - Greece - 316 pages

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Page 143 - I cannot indeed forbear admiring their courage and felicity, in sacrificing, to their country's welfare, a life of which they would one day have been deprived by the common course of nature : but then I cannot but be strongly affected with the cruel wound which their death has made in my heart, nor forbear hating and detesting the Athenians, the authors of this unhappy war, as the murderers of my children. But, however...
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. " Oh, my dear Socrates ! your friends are come to see you this day for the last time !" He desired she might be taken away ; and she was immediately carried home.
Page 30 - With the like view, he ordained that a son should not be obliged to support his father in old age or necessity, if the latter had neglected to give him some trade or calling ; and all illegitimate children were exempted from the same duty, as they owed nothing to their parents but the stigma of their birth.
Page 185 - ... without his permission, nor depart from life without his order. What is it then that can induce a philosopher to entertain this love for death? It can be only the hope of that happiness which he expects in another life, and that hope can be founded only upon the opinion of the soul's immortality. Socrates employed the last day of his life in entertaining...
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 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 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.
Page 181 - ... supplicated their judges with tears, and have brought forth' their children, relations, and friends ; it is not through pride and obstinacy, or any contempt for you, but solely for your honour, and for that of the whole city. You should know, that there are amongst our citizens those who do not regard death as an evil, and who give that name only to injustice and infamy.
Page 250 - Philip's conquests, and by that means confine his dominions to the narrow limits of Macedon. He therefore made all possible haste to check the arms of the barbarians, by marching his troops to the banks of the Danube, which he crossed in one night. He defeated the king of the Triballi in a great battle ; made the...
Page 240 - Thebes. jEschines, however, lost his cause, and was justly sentenced to banishment for his rash accusation. He thereupon went and settled himself in Rhodes, where he opened a school of eloquence, the fame and glory of which continued for many ages. He began his lectures with the two orations that had occasioned his banishment. Great encomiums were given to that of...

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