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Σελίδα 166 - When she came to the river, she gave the horse some water and then filled her pitcher : having done this, she returned by the way she came, with the pitcher of water on her head, the horse fastened by a bridle to her arm, and as before, employed in spinning.
Σελίδα 176 - Histiirus was desirous to communicate his intentions to Aristagoras : but as the ways were strictly guarded, he could devise no other method ; he therefore took one of the most faithful of his slaves, and inscribed what we have mentioned upon his skull, being first shaved...
Σελίδα 96 - The first person who has proved this, was, as far we are able to judge, Necho king of Egypt. When he had desisted from his attempt to join by a canal the Nile with the Arabian Gulf, he despatched some vessels...
Σελίδα 55 - They possess, likewise, a kind of plant, which, instead of fruit, produces wool of a finer and better quality than that of sheep. Of this the Indians make their clothes.
Σελίδα 16 - ... some of them were prompted by famine to proceed to the most horrid extremities. They drew lots, and every tenth man was destined to satisfy the hunger of the rest.
Σελίδα 116 - GetBe obstinately defended themselves, but were soon reduced; these, of all the Thracians, are the bravest and most upright. XCIV. They believe themselves to be immortal, and whenever any one dies, they are of opinion that he is removed to the presence of their god Zamolxis, whom some believe to be the same with Gebeleizes. Once in every five year...
Σελίδα 57 - I have endeavoured, but without success, to meet with some one who from ocular observation might describe to me the sea which lies in that part of Europe. It is nevertheless certain, that both our tin and our amber are brought from those extreme regions.
Σελίδα 13 - ... injury. Give him therefore this bow, and in my name speak to him thus : — The king of Ethiopia sends this counsel to the king of Persia : when his subjects shall be able to bend this bow with the same ease that I do, then with a superiority of numbers he may venture to attack the Macrobian Ethiopians. In the mean time, let him be thankful to the gods that the Ethiopians hav^ not been inspired with the same ambitious views of extending their possessions.
Σελίδα 47 - ... wife. They also resolved, that the king should marry no woman but from the family of one of the conspirators. The mode they adopted to elect a king was this : — They agreed to meet on horseback at sun-rise, in the vicinity of the city, and to make him king, whose horse should neigh the first LXXXV. Darius had a groom, whose name was CEbares, a man of considerable ingenuity, for whom on his return home, he immediately sent.
Σελίδα 116 - XCII. Leaving this place, Darius advanced towards another river, called Artiscus, which flows through the country of the Odrysians. On his arrival here he fixed on one certain spot, on which he commanded every one of his soldiers to throw a stone as he passed : this was accordingly done, and Darius, having thus raised an immense pile of stones, proceeded on his march.