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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ... year 485 before Christ. Plat. de Leg. lib. 3, t. ii. p. 698. Herodot. lib. cap. 7. 1 Id, lib. 6, cap. 43. Greece under subjection that he might become its governor and indulge his love of rapine. He easily persuaded Xerxes to undertake the uniting of that country and the rest of Europe to the empire of the Persians ra. War was determined on, and all Asia thrown into commotion, To the prodigious preparations made by Darius, were added others still more tremendous. Four years n were employed in levying troops, forming magazines on the road the army was to pass, conveying to the sea coasts warlike stores and provisions, and building gallies and transport vessels in all the ports. At length the king departed from Susa, persuaded that he was about to extend the limits of his empire, even to those climes where the sun finishes his course. On his arrival at Sardes in Lydia, he sent heralds through all Greece except to the Lacedaemonians and Athenians. Their commission m Herodot. lib. 7, cap. 5. Diodor. Sicul. lib. 11, p. 1. n Herodot. ibid. cap. 20. 0 Td. ibid. cap. 8. ' was to receive the homage of the islands and the nations of the continent, many of whom submitted to the Persians p. In the spring of the fourth year of the seventy-fourth Olympiad Xerxes repaired to the shores of the Hellespont with the most numerous army that ever had laid waste the earth q. He there wished to contemplate at one view the spectacle of his powerj and from a lofty throne beheld the sea covered with his ships and the land overspread with his armyr. The coast of Asia at this place is separated from that of Europe ' only by an arm of the sea, seven stadia in breadth t. Two bridges of boats secured by anchors joined the opposite shores. The building of these had...
  • ISBN13: 9781230432403
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00082
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategoryLiterary Collections/General
Sub Category 1History/General

Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece; During the Middle of the Fourth Century Before the Christian Aera. Tr. from the French. in Seven Volumes

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