Specimens of Greek Dialects: Being a Fourth Greek Reader, with Introductions and Notes

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Clarendon Press, 1875 - Greek language - 371 pages
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Page 58 - As when in heaven the stars about the moon Look beautiful, when all the winds are laid, And every height comes out, and jutting peak And valley, and the immeasurable heavens Break open to their highest, and all the stars Shine, and the Shepherd gladdens in his heart...
Page 58 - Then, like a wild-cat mad with wounds, Sprang right at Astur's face. Through teeth and skull and helmet So fierce a thrust he sped, The good sword stood a handbreadth out Behind the Tuscan's head.
Page 30 - Amasis begs to break off friendship with a doomed man. This selfishness was exhibited by Greek gods as well; for we read how a protecting power would withdraw his aid from a chieftain in the field when he knew the day was going against him. The apology made for Amasis will hardly carry conviction with it. Grote (vol. iv) suspects that the truth of the story is that Polycrates, with characteristic faithlessness, broke off his friendship with Amasis, finding it suitable to his policy to court the alliance...
Page 33 - The Persians accordingly sailed round Sunium. But the Athenians with all possible speed marched away to the defence of their city, and succeeded in reaching Athens before the appearance of the barbarians; and as their camp at Marathon had been pitched in a precinct of Heracles, so now they encamped in another precinct of the same god at Cynosarges. The barbarian fleet arrived, and lay to off Phalerum...
Page 29 - Peisistratus seized the sovereignty BC 560, and died BC 527, having reigned nearly seventeen years out of the thirty-three. Hippias reigned fourteen years before the death of Hipparchus (BC 514), and four afterwards. He was expelled BC 510. IX. THE BATTLE OF MARATHON. §1 1;;; i -i ДЭ
Page 31 - The right wing was the special post of honour ; the danger of the position consisted particularly in the defenceless condition of the right side, the shield being carried on the left arm. The Polemarch took the post as representative of the King, whose place it had been in ancient times. l. 5. f£fSfкovTo at фиXал. ' the tribes came in succession as they were numbered, keeping close to one another.
Page 30 - trust in their wealth" and boast in their riches can none of them redeem his brother nor give to God a ransom for him (1).

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