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Page 229 - But when all the rest had drunk of it, the drug ran short, and the executioner refused to bruise another portion unless he were paid twelve drachmas, which was the price of the weight required. However, after a delay of some length, Phocion called one of his friends, and, asking if a man could not even die at Athens without paying for the privilege, bade him give the executioner his money.
Page 39 - But most of all were they captivated by what he did with their boys. Those of the highest birth, namely, he collected together from the various peoples, at Osca, a large city, and set over them teachers of Greek and Roman learning. Thus in reality he made hostages of them while ostensibly he was educating them, with the assurance that when they became men he would give them a share in administration and authority.
Page 21 - ... strait, which we call from the town of Gibraltar, up the coast of Spain to a point a little north of the river Baetis (Guadalquivir). There he fell in with some sailors fresh from the Atlantic Islands. These are two in number, separated by a very narrow strait, 10,000 furlongs from Africa, and they are called the Islands of the Blest. They enjoy moderate rains at long intervals, and for the most part winds that are soft and bring dew. So they not only have a good and rich soil for plowing and...
Page 221 - Macedonians who attended upon that occasion, and the strangers who were drawn thither by curiosity, were desirous of hearing the cause ; and therefore made signs to the deputies to argue the matter there.
Page 411 - Libya, whose strength was . invincible as long as he remained in contact with his mother earth. Hercules discovered the source of his strength, him up from the earth, and crushed him in the air.
Page 287 - ... preserved, we are told, and its preservation was due to Cicero the consul, who had previously given to those clerks who excelled in rapid writing instruction in the use of signs, which, in small and short figures, comprised the force of many letters ; these clerks he had then distributed in various parts of the senate-house. For up to that time the Romans did not employ or even possess what are called shorthand writers, but then for the first time, we are told, the first steps toward the practice...
Page 287 - This is the only speech of Cato which has been preserved, we are told, and its preservation was due to Cicero the consul, who had previously given to those clerks who excelled in rapid writing instruction in the use of signs, which, in small and short figures, comprised the force of many letters; these clerks he distributed in various parts of the senate-house.
Page 289 - Cato, but in a manner to unite in kinship and community the whole family and stock, he endeavoured to persuade Cato, whose daughter Porcia was the wife of Bibulus and had born him two sons, to give her in turn to him as a fertile soil to beget children in.
Page 289 - Hortensius, a man of splendid reputation and excellent character. This man, then, desiring to be more than a mere associate and companion of Cato, and in some way or other to bring his whole family and line into community of kinship with him...
Page 203 - Athenians acceeded to them, under the necessity that was upon them. Then Phocion went once more to Thebes, with the other ambassadors, to whom the Athenians had added Xenocrates the philosopher. For so high an estimate was set upon the virtue of Xenocrates, and so great was his reputation and fame in the eyes of all, that it was supposed the human heart could harbour no insolence or cruelty or wrath which the mere sight of the man would not infuse with reverence and a desire to do him honour.