A history of Greece, from the earliest times to the Roman conquest: With supplementary chapters on the history of literature and art

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Harper & Brothers, 1861 - 704 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 211 - Persians' grave, I could not deem myself a slave. A king sate on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis; And ships by thousands lay below, And men in nations; — all were his! He counted them at break of day, And when the sun set, where were they?
الصفحة 385 - The schools of ancient sages ; his, who bred Great Alexander to subdue the world, Lyceum there, and painted Stoa next...
الصفحة 50 - The following oath was taken by the members of the league : " We will not destroy any Amphictyonic town, nor cut it off from running water, in war or in peace ; if any one shall do so, we will march against him and destroy his city.
الصفحة 98 - See p. 91 was exercised with more moderation and justice than formerly. The establishment of the Athenian democracy was the work of Clisthenes, and not of Solon. $ 15. The laws of Solon were inscribed on wooden rollers and triangular tablets,* and were preserved first in the Acropolis, and afterwards in the Prytaneum, or Town-hall. They were very numerous, and contained regulations on almost all subjects connected with the public and private life of the citizens. But they do not seem to have been...
الصفحة 235 - Pindar is marked by daring flights and abrupt transitions, and became proverbial for its sublimity. He compared himself to an eagle, — a simile which has been beautifully expressed in the lines of Gray : — " The pride and ample pinion That the Theban eagle bare, Sailing with supreme dominion Through the azure deep of air.
الصفحة 412 - With a nice survey discerning, which are green and which are turning, Which are ripe for accusation, forfeiture, and confiscation. Him besides, the wealthy man, retired upon an easy rent, Hating and avoiding party, noble-minded, indolent, Fearful of official snares, intrigues and intricate affairs; Him you mark; you fix and hook him, whilst he's gaping unawares; At a fling, at once you bring him hither from the Chersonese, Down you cast him, roast and baste him, and devour him at your ease.
الصفحة 330 - ... months surrendered. On the proposal, as it appears, of Alcibiades, all the adult males were put to death, the women and children sold into slavery, and the island colonized afresh by 500 Athenians.
الصفحة 411 - Close around him, and confound him, the confounder of us all, Pelt him, pummel him, and maul him ; rummage, ransack, overhaul him ; Overbear him and outbawl him ; bear him down, and bring him under. Bellow like a burst of thunder, Robber ! harpy ! sink of plunder ! Rogue and villain ! rogue and cheat ! rogue and villain, I repeat ! Oftener than I can repeat it, has the rogue and villain cheated.
الصفحة 199 - Of those who at Thermopylae were slain, Glorious the doom, and beautiful the lot ; Their tomb an altar : men from tears refrain To honour them, and praise, but mourn them not. Such sepulchre nor drear decay, Nor all-destroying time shall waste ; this right have they. Within their grave the home-bred glory Of Greece was laid ; this witness gives Leonidas the Spartan, in whose story A wreath of famous virtue ever lives."-)
الصفحة 107 - I'll wreathe my sword in myrtle bough, The sword that laid the tyrant low, When patriots, burning to be free, To Athens gave equality. " Harmodius, hail ! though 'reft of breath, Thou ne'er shalt feel the stroke of death; The heroes' happy isles shall be The bright abode allotted thee.

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