Xenophon's Expedition of Cyrus, with English Notes ...

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B. B. Mussey, 1844 - Iran - 306 pages
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Page ii - In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Ma,ps, Charts, and Dooks, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 269 - Xenophon relate this as a matter of fact, or as a fabulous tradition of the inhabitants of the city ? Undoubtedly the latter ; for long before this time the Greeks knew enough of astronomy to know the cause of an eclipse, that it was produced by the intervention of the moon between the sun and the earth. Again : why should the inhabitants have been struck with such consternation, as to lose all their energy and suffer their city to be taken, at the mere passing of a cloud over the disk of the sun,...
Page 276 - Neither do men put new wine into old bottles : else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Page 227 - Alexander scmetimes made forced marches of a much greater length j but the former marched across countries well stocked and inhabited, where he made every thing contribute to accelerate his progress ; while the latter seemed to care little for either man or beast as long as his thirst for dominion continued. In marching from Ecbatana to Rages in eleven days, at the rate of nineteen miles per day, Arrian says (Lib. Ill), " Although many of his soldiers fainted on the road, and many of his horses died,...
Page vi - Lacedsemonians presented Xenophon with an estate delightfully situated at Scillus,* near Olympia, whither he retired with his * " It is difficult to imagine a more rational or more delightful life, than a few words of Diogenes Laėrtius describe Xenophon as leading in that "loop-hole of retreat.
Page 244 - ... the king's army, the event would have been totally different No one can doubt, but that victory would have attended the steps of the Greeks ; and a victory in the centre, would either have placed the king in the power of Cyrus, or driven him out of the field." But then, the Major adds in a note, " we should have been without the Anabasis...
Page 237 - The aspect of the country was dull and uninteresting, as there was neither mountain, valley, nor even plain ; the whole being an unequal surface, like the high and long waves of a deep sea when subsiding from a tempest into a calm, — and not a tree any where in sight to relieve the monotony of the scene.* * The description given of the Plains of Mesopotamia, by Xenophon, is strikingly accurate.
Page 243 - ... Center of the Enemy, because the King was there : And if we break that, says he, our Work is done. But Clearchus observing their Center, and understanding from Cyrus that the King was beyond the left Wing of the Greek Army (for the King was so much superior in number, that, when he stood in the Center of his own Army, he was beyond the left Wing of that of Cyrus) Clearchus, I say, would not however be prevail'd on to withdraw his right from the River, fearing to be surrounded on both, sides :...
Page iv - ... joining the expedition of Cyrus, a prince certainly not without errors, but whose character, like that of many of the other Persian princes and nobles, contrasts very favourably with the rude republicans, with whom they were brought so much into contact. This expedition is settled by chronologists as taking place just twenty-one years after the battle of .Delium ; and Xenophon, who has left us so matchless an account of that interesting expedition, calls himself at the time a young man...
Page ii - WILEY & 1IALSTED, of the said District, have deposited in this Office, the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim a< proprietors, in the words following, to wit: The Idle M:m.

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