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Page 268 - States, he read such portions of bis history as seemed best suited to rouse the enthusiasm of his countrymen. His description of the conflicts between the Greeks and Persians was received with unbounded applause ; and the young Thucydides, a boy of only fifteen years, was affected by the recitation to tears. Herodotus devoted the following twelve years to the completion of his work. He travelled over all the countries of Greece, collected his materials from the public archives, examined the genealogies...
Page 293 - Fericlei bad this law repealed, and reduced the pi ice to two oboli, and ordained that this sum should be furnished from the public funds to every person who applied. These funds consisted originally of the contributions which were paid by the allied States of Greece for the defence of the country against the Persians. The spectators, thus furnished with admission money, hastened to the theatre at the dawn of day, to secure the best places. It is supposed that metallic squares, or tickets, with the...
Page 246 - S. § 141. 1. — ос av tor áijpíVra tor ovar fiç та oni.a /.ir¡r¿ai¡, whoever would give information of the person, who had let loose the ass among the arms. '' This is a mere joke, implying that there was no ground for alarm
Page 291 - Attic month, corresponding to the last half of March and the first half of April. At this time Athens was crowded with visiter...