Letters on ancient history ... for the use of schools and young persons

J. Hedderwick & co., 1809 - 316 pàgines

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Pàgina 144 - ... going to fall alive into the hands of his enemies, leaped down, and mounted another chariot, The rest, observing this, fled as fast as possible, and throwing down their arms, made the best of their way. Alexander had received a slight wound in his thigh, but happily it was not attended with ill consequences.
Pàgina 144 - Darius, as we before observed, the. instant he saw his left wing broke, he was one of the first who fled in his chariot ; but getting afterwards into craggy rugged places, he mounted on horseback, throwing down his bow, shield, and royal mantle. Alexander, however, did not attempt to pursue him, till he saw his phalanx had conquered the Greeks, and the Persian horse put to flight; which was of great advantage to the prince that fled.
Pàgina 26 - In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
Pàgina 136 - ... one striving to repulse his adversary, and gain ground of him. Spithrobates, lieutenantgovernor of Ionia, and son-in-law to Darius, distinguished himself above the rest of the generals by his superior bravery.
Pàgina 36 - They contained a square of 400 feet on each side, and consisted of terraces, one above another, carried up to the height of the walls of the city ; the ascent from terrace to terrace being by steps ten feet wide. The whole pile consisted of substantial arches upon arches, and was strengthened with a surrounding wall of twenty-two feet thick.
Pàgina 152 - Grecian army was still hotly pursuing them, they found it impossible either to conciliate the friendship of Alexander, or to secure a throne for themselves : they therefore, once more gave Darius his liberty, and desired him to make the best of his escape with them from the conqueror; but he replied, that the gods were ready to revenge the evils he had already suffered ; and appealing to Alexander for justice, refused to follow a band of traitors.
Pàgina 147 - Tyre, the conveniency and extent of its ports, the character of its inhabitants, who were industrious, laborious, patient, and extremely courteous to strangers, invited thither merchants from all parts of the globe ; so that it might be considered not so much a city belonging to any particular nation, as the common city of all nations, and the centre of their commerce.
Pàgina 136 - Rasaces, brother to that nobleman, charging him on the side gave him so furious a blow on the head with his battle-axe, that he beat off* his plume, but went no deeper than the hair. As he was going to repeat his blow on the head, which now appeared through his fractured helmet, Clitus cut off Rasaces' hand with one stroke of his scimitar, and by that means saved his sovereign's life.
Pàgina 203 - Asphaltitis, the lava, the pumice-stones thrown upon its banks, and the hot-baths of Tabaria, demonstrate, that this valley has been the seat of a subterraneous fire, which is not yet extinguished. Clouds of smoke are often observed to issue from the lake, and new crevices to be formed upon its banks.
Pàgina 136 - ... adversary, and gain ground of him. Spithrobates, lieutenant-governor of Ionia, and son-in-law to Darius, distinguished himself above the rest of the generals by his superior bravery. Being surrounded by forty Persian lords, all of them his relations, of experienced valour, and who never moved from his side, he carried terror wherever he moved.

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