A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest

Hickling, Swan, Brewer, 1860 - 670 páginas

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Página 194 - 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?
Página 355 - Where on the ^Egean shore a city stands, Built nobly, pure the air, and light the soil ; Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades. See there the olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long; There flowery hill Hymettus, with the sound Of bees...
Página 616 - Tread those reviving passions down, Unworthy manhood! — unto thee Indifferent should the smile or frown Of beauty be. If thou regret'st thy youth, why live? The land of honourable death Is here: — up to the field, and give Away thy breath! Seek out — less often sought than found — A soldier's grave, for thee the best; Then look around and choose thy ground, And take thy rest.
Página 617 - I cannot quit Greece while there is a chance of my being of any (even supposed) utility : — there is a stake worth millions such as I am, and while I can stand at all, I must stand by the cause.
Página 382 - I repeat ! Oftener than I can repeat it, has the rogue and villain cheated. Close around him left and right; spit upon him; spurn and smite: Spit upon him as you see; spurn and spit at him like me.
Página 581 - Propontis was not far from nine miles in length, and the whole garrison amounted to only nine thousand men. The fleet consisted of twenty-three vessels of all kinds. The entrance of the port was closed by a strong chain, the end of which was secured in a fort, of which the Greeks held possession, in Galata. The first division of the Ottoman army left Adrianople in February, 1453. In April, the Sultan established his lines from the head of the port to the shore of the Propontis, and erected his batteries...
Página 234 - By the sea's margin, on the watery strand, Thy monument, Themistocles, shall stand: By this directed to thy native shore, ! The merchant shall convey his freighted store; And when our fleets are summoned to the fight, Athens shall conquer with thy tomb in sight.
Página 166 - The flying Mede, his shaftless broken bow ; The fiery Greek, his red pursuing spear ; Mountains above, Earth's, Ocean's plain below ; Death in the front, Destruction in the rear ! Such was the scene — what now remaineth here...
Página 147 - ... under the walls of the city before any one could give notice of his approach. Croesus was thus compelled to fight without his allies; but he did not despair of success; for the Lydian cavalry was distinguished for its efficiency, and the open plain before Sardis was favourable for its evolutions. To render this force useless, Cyrus placed in front of his line the baggage camels, which the Lydian horses could not endure either to see or to smell. The Lydians, however, did not on this account decline...
Página 43 - We can only endeavour to give a sketch of his principal arguments and of the chief objections of his opponents, stating at the same time the opinion which seems to us the most probable. $ 8. The first argument which Wolf brought forward to support his position was, that no written copies of the Iliad and the Odyssey could be shown to have existed during the earlier times to which their composition is referred, and that without writing such long and complicated works could neither have been composed...

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