The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great as Described by Arrian, Q. Curtius, Diodoros, Plutarch and Justin: Being Translations of Such Portions of the Works of These and Other Classical Authors as Describe Alexander's Campaigns in Afghanistan, the Punj‚b, Sindh, Gedrosia and Karmania
A. Constable and Company, 1893 - Classical literature - 432 pages
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Page 71 - On the summit of the rock there was, it is also said, plenty of pure water which gushed out from a copious spring. There was timber besides, and as much good arable land as required for its cultivation the labour of a thousand men.
Page 167 - Oreitai came to him to surrender themselves and their nation. He ordered them to collect the multitude of the Oreitai, and send them away to their homes, since they were not to be subjected to any bad treatment. Over these people he placed Apollophanes as satrap. Along with him he left Leonnatos, an officer of the bodyguard in Ora,1 in command of all the Agrianians, some of the archers and cavalry, and the rest of the Grecian mercenary infantry and cavalry...
Page 48 - Great, not merely in the vast compass, and the persevering ardour, of his ambition: nor in the qualities by which he was enabled to gratify it, and to crowd so many memorable actions within so short a period: but in the course which his ambition took, in the collateral aims which ennobled and purified it, so that it almost grew into one with the highest of which man is capable, the desire of knowledge, and the love of good.
Page 432 - The authors lay no claim to originality, but have exercised a judicious choice in the selection of subject matter The narrative style which has been adopted by the authors will make the book acceptable to general readers who are anxious to make acquaintance with modern science.
Page 130 - Elphiustone) might indeed serve for both. A smooth and fertile plain is bounded on one side by mountains, and on the other by a desert. It is divided by a large river which forms a Delta as it approaches the sea, and annually inundates and enriches the country near its banks. The climate of both is hot and dry, and rain is of rare occurrence in either country.
Page 336 - Huniman, as naked and almost as hairy as the animal whom he represented, was gamboling before them, with a long tail tied round his waist, a mask to represent the head of a baboon, and two great painted clubs in his hands. His army followed, a number of men with similar tails and masks, their bodies dyed with indigo, and also armed with clubs. I was never so forcibly struck with the identity of Rama and Bacchus. Here were before me Bacchus, his brother Ampelus...
Page 311 - Whether the earth or the sea produced the largest animals?" He answered, "The earth; for the sea is part of it.
Page 13 - He was esteemed as a skilful mariner and one who had held high official station ; he died dreaming of a new and infallible mode of discovering the longitude which he thought had been revealed to him from Heaven, and which he must not disclose. The date of his death, like that of his birth, is unknown, and his burial-place is forgotten. But fifty years later, when Englishmen turned again for a different object...
Page 146 - Now ensued a desperate conflict around the fallen body, one Macedonian after another holding his shield In front of him. In the meantime some of the soldiers having shivered In pieces the bar by which the gate In the space of...
Page 119 - Hyphasis was exceedingly fertile, and that the inhabitants were good agriculturists, brave in war, and living under an excellent system of internal government ; for the multitude was governed by the aristocracy, who exercised their authority with justice and moderation.