Fasti Hellenici, the civil and literary chronology of Greece from the earliest accounts to the death of Augustus

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at the University Press, 1824 - Chronology, Greek

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Page 276 - In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; in the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Page 277 - In the great monarchies of Asia, Oriental history has seldom been faithfully delivered by the Orientals themselves. In the ancient times, before the Greek kingdoms of Asia diffused knowledge and information, it is not likely that history would be undertaken by private individuals. The habits of the people, and the form of their governments, precluded all free inquiry and any impartial investigation of the truth. The written histories of past transactions would be contained in the archives of the...
Page 276 - He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions." So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
Page 272 - And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah...
Page 277 - ... reigning despot, would deliver just such a representation of facts as the government of the day thought fit to give; just so much of the truth as it suited their purpose to communicate.
Page 276 - It may be farther observed, that Darius, the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, is much more likely to have reigned towards the close of the seventy years captivity.
Page 275 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king : after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
Page xliii - С. 415. But as no such law could have existed so early, we must suppose the proposition of Syracusius, for that time at least, to have failed ; and the poets to have chastised him for the attempt, although unsuccessful.
Page 264 - Am271 auxiliaries, then, from these states were prepared before, and the alliance with Thebes was the last point accomplished. I therefore conclude that the actions mentioned by Demosthenes were partial encounters, and preludes to the general action. The decisive battle was fought fifty days f after the news arrived at Athens of Philip's entrance into Phocis.
Page 299 - ... true solar time by about nine and a half hours, and the true lunar time by not quite seven and a half hours; and this inaccuracy of course increased at the end of each cycle, and rendered it necessary to introduce fresh innovations rather more than a century afterwards. Although his arrangement, too, was calculated to adjust the months to the moon and to the seasons, upon the whole, yet in detail, any particular month might not coincide with the course of the moon. Thus in the very first year...

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