The Cyropaedia: Or, Institution of Cyrus, and the Hellenics, Or Grecian History. Literally Translated from the Greek of Xenophon

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H.G. Bohn, 1855 - Iran - 579 pages
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Page 333 - out on the floor what was left of it, saying, "Let this be for the lovely Critias." Now I am aware that these sayings are not worth mentioning: but this I consider admirable in the man, that when death was close at hand, neither his good sense nor his pleasantry deserted his soul. CHAPTER IV.
Page 359 - " Because," returned Agesilaus, " he whom you call your father, said that you were not his son." " But my mother, who knows much better than he, still declares that I am." "Neptune, however," said Agesilaus, " showed that what you assert is false, as he drove your father abroad by an earthquake from her
Page 272 - expedition, in which he is reported to have subdued all those nations which extend from the entrance into Syria to the Red Sea. After this, his expedition to Egypt is said to have taken place, and to have brought Egypt into subjection. 21. In consequence the Red Sea bounded his empire on the east, the
Page 266 - her son. This is she, whom, when you were a boy, and amongst us, you used to nurse; and when any one asked her whom she would marry, she used to say, ' Cyrus.' With her I give you all Media as her dowry, for I have no legitimate male issue." 20. Thus he spoke, and Cyrus replied,
Page xvi - But the Persian laws, by anticipation, are careful to provide from the beginning, that their citizens shall not be such as to be inclined to any action that is bad and mean. This care they take in the following manner. They have an Agora,
Page 245 - in my own possession, to be envied and hated for them, and to set hired guards over them, and trust in them ; but by making my friends rich, I consider them as my treasures, and as guards both to myself and to all things of value that belong to us, and
Page 220 - He then, in the first place, built towers upon the bank of the river, laying their foundation with palm-trees not less than a hundred feet in length ; for there are some that grow even to a yet greater length; and palm-trees that are pressed by a weight, bend up under
Page 31 - observed, that cities that want health choose physicians; and that commanders, for the sake of their men, take physicians with them ; so I, when I was placed in this command, immediately attended to this point, and, I believe, father," said he, " that I have men with me that are very skilful in the art of physic.
Page 138 - be guilty either of impiety or injustice, or be voluntarily false; but, because nobody has thought proper to throw either great treasures, or power, or strong fortresses, or lovely children, into their hands, die before they could show what kind of persons they were ; 10. but you, by having now put into my hands both strong fortresses, and

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