Herodotus, the Seventh, Eighth, & Ninth Books: Appendices, indices, maps

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Macmillan, 1908
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Page 63 - Petit ille, ut Sardis, maximam Asiae civitatem, curru vectus intraret rectam capite tiaram gerens ; id solis datum regibus. Dignus fuerat praemio, ante quam peteret ; sed quam miserabilis gens, in qua nemo fuit, qui verum diceret regi, nisi qui non dicebat sibi ! 1 32.
Page 457 - Review.—"As an historical treatise this work will be of the greatest value to the student, and it is the historical matter which will make the work of permanent value. Nowhere else will the English student find collected for him so much valuable material for the study of the period preceding the expedition of Xerxes.
Page 52 - Why is it that we feel no pleasure in the contemplation 7 or anticipation of the fact that the interior angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles...
Page 195 - ... threat. But if anything can rally peoples together at the last minute it is the possibility of their lands and homes being overrun by an enemy, and thus at last Greece joined together to resist the Persians. Athens had already learnt its lesson. ' The decade succeeding Marathon,' says Dr. Macan, ' was a period of struggle, reform, development for Athens. The state which fought at Marathon was one thing, the state which fights at Salamis is another thing ; a city of the soil is become a city of...
Page 269 - Let the fixed point of departure be the recorded fact that there were three days' fighting by land, and three days' fighting at sea, the triduum of each being one and identical." On the other hand I believe that this statement of Herodotus is the only important item in his account which is false. In Book...
Page 259 - Greek fleet is a mob of poltroons, that upon the advance of the enemy beats a hasty retreat, and, having been brought back to its proper station, twice again contemplates flight; yet the Greek fleet holds its own victoriously, or not unsuccessfully, upon the water, until retreat for it becomes inevitable, by reason of the loss of Thermopylai!
Page 370 - Aristeia must assuredly have been awarded; and a knowledge of the award might have an important bearing upon our estimate of the action, and the chief heroes of the action. The omission in Herodotus is made good elsewhere. Plataia was indubitably a Spartan victory, though Herodotus
Page 215 - Greek army- and navy-lists by Herodotus, or on the Serpent-pillar, or in the Olympic roll, may be safely included in the original Confederacy, so far as not known to have joined at a later stage.
Page 206 - It is characteristic of the bias in Herodotus' sources that the maritime development of Athens is represented as the natural effect of the Aiginetan war, without direct reference to the action or policy of Themistokles.
Page 17 - Aristophanes, has a thorough admiration for Perikles, for the Periklean policy and the Periklean re'gime, and undertakes to prove that the war between Sparta and Athens, the history of which he proposed to wiite, was of all wars the grandest, the most inevitable, and the most interesting.