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THE

HISTORY OF GREECE.

DR. GOLDSMITH.

Abridged.

CHISWICK:
PRINTED BY C. AND C. WHITTINGHAM,
SOLD BY THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE;

N. HAILES, PICCADILI.Y;". .
BOWDERY AND KIRBY, OXFORD STREET, LONDON:

AND RICHARD GRIFFIN AND CO. GLASCOW.

1826.

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Themistocles chosen generalissimo of the Greek

forces. Atbens abandoned, and sacked by the

Persians. Battle of Salamis. Xerxes retreats

out of Greece.................... 27

CHAPTER VI.

Mardonius, the Persian general, who was left be-

hind with an army of three hundred thousand

men, endeavours to corrupt the Athenians, bat

in vain. Ravages Attica. Is defeated at Platæa.

Sea-fight at Mycale ............

CHAPTER VII.

Aihens rebuilt. Aristides receives the sarname of

Just. Pausanias starved to death. Themistocles

obliged to abandon his country, and take refuge

with the king of Persia. Puts an end to bis own

life by poison, rather than bear arms against the

place of bis nativity. Death and character of

Aristides. Cimon, the son of Miltiades. Des-

perate conduct of Boges. Cimon defeats the

Persians both by sea and land on the same day.

Simonides, the poet. ............... 44

CHAPTER VIII.

Pericles; his great eloquence. War between the

Athenians and Lacedæmonians. Battle of Tan-

gara. Death of Cimon. Pericles adorns the

city of Athens with public buildings, the remains

of some of which are still to be seen. The Pelo-

ponnesian war. Battle of Potidæa. Socrates

saves the life of Alcibiades. Aspasia the mis-

tress of Pericles. That general pronounces his

famous funeral oration. A terrible plague at

Athens. Pericles dies of the plague. Plalæa be-

sieged by the Lacedæmonians. Gallant defence

made by the inhabitants. Part of them escape

in a most surprising manner. The place taken,

and all the men found in it put to death. Cleon

defeats the Lacedæmonians in the island of

Sphacteria. Brasidas, the Lacedæmonian gene-

ral, killed in a sally. Gallant answer of his

mother upon receiving the news of his death.

The peace of Nicias. ............... 51

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