The history of the Persian wars, from Herodotus, with Engl. notes by C.W. Stocker, Volume 1

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Page 180 - And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you : He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
Page 292 - Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.
Page 180 - And he will appoint him captains over thousands and captains over fifties, and will set them to ear his ground and to reap his harvest and to make his instruments of war and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries and to be cooks and to be bakers.
Page 180 - And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your flocks : and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall...
Page 182 - The king gave me, as he thought, another blow about a republic. I answered that I could not live under a republic. His Majesty still pursued the subject. I thought myself insulted, and firmly said, ' Sir, I look upon the tyranny of any one man to be an intolerable evil, and upon the tyranny of a hundred to be a hundred times as bad.
Page 278 - Clazomenae. Then assembling the bodies which had hitherto been acting separately, it became evidently his design to form the siege of Miletus, the head of the rebellion, by" taking which he might finish the war. Aristagoras saw the gathering storm, and could see no means of withstanding it. Herodotus accuses him of pusillanimity, apparently without reason. Aristagoras knew that, however others might make their peace, there could be no pardon for him ; and when he could no longer assist his country...
Page vi - This is not merely the best, but also the only edition of Herodotus adapted for schools. The licentious anecdotes have been removed without injuring the continuity of the narrative, and students may read the original account, and escape the impurities by which they were previously liable to be disgusted or depraved. The Notes are selected with care and labor, and concentrated...
Page 110 - ARTHUR. Alas, I then have chid away my friend! He hath a stern look but a gentle heart. Let him come back, that his compassion may Give life to yours. HUBERT. Come, boy, prepare yourself.
Page 290 - by the diekplous. " Cf. Thuc. i. 49, and Arnold's note, who says : " The diecplus was a breaking through the enemy's line in order by a rapid turning of the vessel to strike the enemy's ship on the side or stern, where it was most defenceless, and so to sink it.
Page 112 - And javelins hurtled by. Anon the hosts Met in the shock of battle, horse and man Conflicting ; shield struck shield, and sword and mace And curtle-axe on helm and buckler rung ; Armour was riven, and wounds were interchanged, And many a spirit from its mortal hold Hurried to bliss or bale. Well did the Chiefs Of Julian's army in that hour support Their old esteem ; and well Count Pedro there...

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