The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, Volume 5
G.G. and J. Robinson; W. Richardson and Company; H. Gardner; W. Otridge and Son; R. Baldwin ... [and 16 others]. By Darton and Harvey, 1800 - History, Ancient
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Page 303 - ... their own brothers and children. The Athenian officers and soldiers, struck with the confidence reposed in them, behaved with the utmost prudence and modesty, and were entirely irreproachable in their conduct. Nor were they less admired for their courage...
Page 314 - Delphi was said to have uttered : but Demosthenes, confiding firmly in the arms of Greece, and encouraged wonderfully by the number and bravery of the troops, who desired only to march against the enemy, would not suffer them to be amused with these oracles and frivolous predictions. It was on this occasion he said that the priestess...
Page 233 - ... for whole months, shaving on purpose half his head and face, that he might not be in a condition to go abroad. It was there, by the light of a small lamp, he composed the admirable orations, which were said, by those who envied him, to smell of the oil, to imply that they were too elaborate. " It is plain," replied he, " your's did not cost you so much trouble.
Page 326 - Philip, which represented him as a god. The hour for his leaving the palace arrived, and he went forth in a white robe ; and advanced with an air of majesty, in the midst of acclamations, toward the theatre, where an infinite multitude of Macedonians, as well as foreigners, waited his coming with impatience.
Page 326 - ... in the midst of acclamations, towards the theatre, where an infinite multitude of Macedonians, as well as foreigners, waited his coming with impatience. His guards marched before and behind him, leaving, by his order, a considerable space between themselves and him, to give the spectators a better opportunity of surveying him ; and also to show that he considered the affection which the Grecians bore him as his safest guard.
Page 249 - ... justice, his disinterestedness, his sincerity, his magnanimity, his clemency, which rendered him truly great, these were virtues which Philip had not received from nature, and did not acquire by imitation. || The Thebans did not know that they were then forming and educating the most dangerous enemy of Greece.
Page 269 - This was his first attempt to get footing in Greece, and to have a share in the general affairs of the Greeks, from which the kings of Macedon had always been excluded, as foreigners. In this view, upon pretence of going over into...
Page 50 - Damocles was perpetually extolling with rapture his treasures, grandeur, the number of his troops, the extent of his dominions, the magnificence of his palaces, and the universal abundance of all good things and enjoyments in his possession ; always repeating, that never man was happier than Dionysius. ' Since you are of that opinion...
Page 169 - ... says Plutarch, the gods took pleasure in preserving him upon account of his extraordinary valour. It is said, the Ephori decreed him a crown after the battle, in honour of his exploits, but afterwards fined him a 1000 drachmas* for having exposed himself to so great a danger without arms.