What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
admired allies already ambition ancient appeared arms army arts Asia assembly assistance Athenians Athens authority Barbarians battle beauty body called carried cause celebrated character citizens coast colonies commanded communities continued dangerous defend described determined distinguished effect employed enemy engagement enjoyed equally established explained favour fleet followed force formed fortune glory gods Grecian Greece Greeks hand Herodot Homer honour hostile human hundred immediately important inhabitants interest island Italy king land laws less maintained manners marched means measure ment merit Messenians mind natural neighbouring object observed occasion Olymp particular Pericles Persian poet possession prepared present prince principal reason received remained rendered republic respective sail seemed sent ships side soon Spartans strength success superior temple territory thousand Thucydid tion troops valour victory walls whole Xerxes
Page 363 - No wonder, such celestial charms For nine long years have set the world in arms! What winning graces! what majestic mien! She moves a Goddess, and she looks a Queen. Yet hence, oh Heav'n! convey that fatal face, And from destruction save the Trojan race.
Page 90 - Mede, who accidentally observed a sentinel descend part of the rock in order to recover his helmet. Hyreades was a native of the mountainous province of Mardia, and, being accustomed to clamber over the dangerous precipices of his native country, resolved to try his activity in passing the rock upon which he had discovered the Lydian. The design was more easily accomplished than he had reason to expect ; emulation and success encouraged the bravest of the Persians to follow his example ; these were...