Travels in the Track of the Ten Thousand Greeks

J. W. Parker, 1844 - 248 pàgines

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Pàgina 183 - Lacedaemonians, with which they cut the throats of those they overpowered, and afterwards, cutting off their heads, carried them away in, triumph. It was their custom to sing and dance whenever they thought the enemy saw them. They had pikes fifteen cubits in length, with only one point. They stayed in their cities till the Greeks marched past them, and then followed, harassing them perpetually.
Pàgina 57 - Between these two fortresses runs a river called Kersus, one hundred feet in breadth. The interval between them was three stadia in the whole, through which it was not possible to force a way ; the pass being narrow, the fortresses reaching down to the sea, and above were inaccessible rocks. In both these fortresses stood the gates.
Pàgina 77 - The asses, when they were pursued, having gained ground of the horses, stood still (for they exceeded them much in speed) ; and when these came up with them, they did the same thing again ; so that our horsemen could take them by no other means but by dividing themselves into relays, and succeeding one another in the chase. The flesh of those that were taken was like that of red deer, but more tender.
Pàgina 71 - Xerxes, who, according to Herodotus, crossed the Hellespont by a bridge of boats, in which one was tied to the other, had constructed a similar one at Thapsacus, but this was destroyed by Abrocomas on the approach of Cyrus. Alexander dragged over the boats necessary for the passage of the river from the Mediterranean. The remains of a paved causeway are still to be observed on both banks of the river, which is here eight hundred yards, or four stadia, in width.
Pàgina 86 - Gentlemen ! my paternal Kingdom to the South, reaches as far as those Climates that are uninhabitable through Heat, and to the North, as far as those that are so through Cold : Every thing between is under the Government of my Brother's Friends ; and, if we conquer, it becomes me to put you, who are my Friends, in possession of it ; so that I am under no apprehension, if we succeed, lest I should not have enough to bestow on each of my Friends ; I only fear, lest I should not have Friends enow on...
Pàgina 94 - Cyrus, he would take care all should go well. Now the Barbarians came regularly on; and the Greek Army standing on the same Ground, the Ranks were formed, as the Men came up; in the mean time, Cyrus riding at a small distance before the Ranks, surveying both the Enemy's Army and his own, was observed by Xenophon an Athenian, who rode up to him, and asked whether he had any thing to command ; Cyrus, stopping his Horse, ordered him to let them all know, that the Sacrifices and Victims promised success.
Pàgina 200 - Cerastts, whence the generic name, and was introduced to Britain 120 years afterwards. Many suppose that "the cherries introduced by the Romans into Britain were lost, and that they were re-introduced in the time of Henry VIII. by Richard Haines, the fruiterer to that king.
Pàgina 96 - ... that he cured the wound), having, while he was giving the blow, received a wound under the eye from somebody who threw a javelin at him with great force ; at the same time, the king and Cyrus engaged hand to hand, and those about them in defence of each. In this action, Ctesias (who was with the king) informs us how many fell on his side ; on the other, Cyrus himself was killed, and eight of his most considerable friends lay dead upon him.

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