History of Greece from the Earliest Times to Its Final Subjection to Rome

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Страница 256 - We are told that the heart of man is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
Страница 166 - And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us : for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
Страница 166 - And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord...
Страница 166 - Therefore I make a decree, ^That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill : because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
Страница 269 - Hannibal ; and instead of wearying their subjects in wars, they only seek, by perverted laws, corrupt judges, false witnesses, and vexatious suits, to cheat them of their money and inheritance. This is the best part of their condition. Where these arts are used, there are men, and they have something to lose ; but for the most part the lands be waste ; and they, who were formerly troubled with the disorders incident to populous cities, now enjoy the quiet and peaceable estate of a wilderness.
Страница 198 - ... engaged themselves by oath never to return except victorious ; denounced the most dreadful imprecations against such among them as should break their oath; and only desired the Epirots to bury, in the same grave, all who should fall in the battle, with the following inscription over them : HERE LIE THE ACARNANIANS, WHO DIED FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY, AGAINST THE VIOLENCE AND INJUSTICE OF THE ./ETOLIANS.
Страница 91 - it is time to depart ; I to die ; you to live: but which for the greater good, God only knows." It was usual at Athens for execution very soon to follow condemnation, commonly on the morrow. But it happened that the condemnation of Socrates took place on the eve of the day appointed for the sacred ceremony of crowning the galley, which carried the annual offerings...
Страница 107 - ... invited to Athens all the cities which wished to participate in the peace which the King had sent down. And when they had come together, they passed a resolution to take the following oath, in company with such as desired to share in the peace : " I will abide by the treaty which the King sent down, and by the decrees of the Athenians and their allies. And if anybody takes the field against any one of the cities which have sworn this oath, I will come to her aid with all my strength.
Страница 152 - ... to amend their most favourite conclusions, should subsequent inquiry prove it needful. However understood, the declaration betokens, both in the speaker and in the approving reporter, a disposition very different from that of Aristotle, whose vast and varied erudition and wonderful subtlety and acuteness were joined with a somewhat dogmatical temper, and a strong desire to give to his treatment of every subject an air of scientific completeness. Hence it comes that while the individual reputation...
Страница 24 - Lacedaemonians, always terminated with the command to liberate Athens ; till at length, though bound by friendship and alliance to the Peisistratidse, they were induced to succour their opponents. A small force being first sent into Attica was defeated, and the leader slain. But the Alcmaeonid party was gaining strength; the severities of Hippias drove numbers to join it: and Cleomenes, the Spartan king, advancing with a larger army, was joined by the exiles.

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