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

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A. Constable and Company, 1896 - Classical literature - 432 pages

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Page 10 - M'CRINDLE. — THE COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION OF THE ERYTHRAEAN SEA. Being a Translation of the Periplus Maris Erythraei, by an Anonymous Writer, and of Arrian's Account of the Voyage of Nearkhos, from the Mouth of the Indus to the Head of the Persian Gulf. With Introduction, Commentary, Notes, and Index.
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 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 342 - They are scattered over a wide space extending about three miles from north to south, and two miles from east to west.
Page 169 - Ora,1 in command of all the Agrianians, some of the archers and cavalry, and the rest of the Grecian mercenary infantry and cavalry, and instructed him to remain in the country till the fleet sailed past its shores, to settle a colony in the city, and establish order among the Oreitai, so that they might be readier to pay respect and obedience to the satrap. He himself with the great bulk of the army (for...
Page 340 - 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 344 - ... given from Shah-dheri to Jhelam and Jalalpur, we must unhesitatingly reject Jhelam, which is no less than 16 miles short of the recorded distance, while Jalalpur differs from it by less than 2 miles. But there is another objection which is equally fatal to the claims of Jhelam. According to Strabo,* "the direction of Alexander's march, as far as the Hydaspes, was, for the most part, towards the south ; after that, to the Hypanis, it was more towards the east.
Page 313 - Whether the earth or the sea produced the largest animals?" He answered, "The earth; for the sea is part of it.
Page 59 - Peshawur point to the two large towns of Parang and Charsada, which form part of the well-known Hashtnagar, or ' Eight Cities,' that are seated close together on the eastern bank of the lower Swat river. These towns are Tangi, Shirpao, Umrzai, Turangzai, Usmanzai, Rajur, Charsada, and Parang.
Page 148 - 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...

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