The History of Greece, Volume 3

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1814

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Page 389 - Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders...
Page 389 - With solemn touches troubled thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds.
Page 388 - Hell's concave, and, beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air With orient colours waving : with them rose A forest huge of spears ; and thronging helms Appear'd, and serried shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable...
Page 186 - The property of foreigners might be any where seized, and themselves reduced to slavery, or even put to death, without the breach of any human law ; and not only without the breach of any divine law, but prayers were addressed to the gods for favour and assistance in the commission of such violences.
Page 112 - we should bear with patience ; what from our enemies, with manly firmness; and such were the maxims of our forefathers. From unshaken fortitude in misfortune hath arisen the present power of this commonwealth, together with that glory, which, if our empire, according to the lot of all earthly things, decay, shall still survive to all posterity.
Page 106 - ... notice. Wherever the doctrine of retribution in a life to come for good and evil deeds in this world, has taken any hold on the minds of men, a general calamity strongly tends to check the passions, to inspire serious thought, to direct attention toward that future existence, and to make both hope and fear converge to the great Author of nature, the allpowerful, all-wise, and all-just God, who can recompense the sufferings of the good with endless blessings, and convert to lasting misery any...
Page 187 - Whether in the existing war they had done any service to the Lacedaemonians or their allies ? " Startled at such a proceeding, the Plataeans requested that they might be permitted to say something more in their behalf than a mere answer would admit.
Page 119 - ... to do, they fight a battle. It was almost universally the resource of the age of Pericles : little conception was entertained of military operations beyond ravage and a battle. His genius led him to a superior system, which the wealth of his country enabled him to carry into practice. His favourite maxim was to spare the lives of his soldiers ; and scarcely any general ever gained so many important advantages with so little bloodshed.
Page 119 - ... very names have perished. The philosophy of Pericles taught him not to be vain-glorious, but to rest his fame upon essentially great and good rather than upon brilliant actions. It is observed by Plutarch that...
Page 107 - The fear of the divine power, says Thucydides, ceased ; for it was observed, that to worship or not to worship the gods, to obey or not to obey those laws of morality which have always been held most sacred among men, availed nothing. All died alike ; or, if there was a difference, the virtuous, the charitable, the generous, exposing themselves beyond others, were the first and the surest to suffer.

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