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Σελίδα 214 - My friend," returned the Persian, " it is not for man to counteract the decisions of Providence. Confidence is seldom obtained to the most obvious truths. A multitude of Persians think as I do ; but, like me, they follow what it is not in their power to avoid. Nothing in human life is more to be lamented, than that a wise man should have so little influence.
Σελίδα 131 - Thermopylse an army consisting of five millions two hundred and eightythree thousand two hundred and twenty men. CLXXXVII. The above was the aggregate of the troops of Xerxes : as to the women who prepared the bread, the concubines and eunuchs, no one has ever attempted to ascertain their number. The baggagewaggons also, the beasts of burden, and the Indian dogs, which accompanied the army, defy all computation.
Σελίδα 91 - Pactyan : they have no offensive weapons, either of iron or brass, except their daggers : their principal dependence in action is on cords made of twisted leather, which they use in this manner : when they engage an enemy they throw out these cords, having a noose at the extremity : if they entangle1 in them either horse or man, they without difficulty put them to death.
Σελίδα 88 - Arabians wore large folding vests, which they call zirse : their bows were long, flexible, and crooked. The Ethiopians were clad in skins of panthers and lions : their bows were of palm, and not less than four cubits long. Their arrows were short, and made of reeds ; instead of iron they were pointed with a stone which they use to cut their seals.
Σελίδα 141 - Anopae, which is also the name of the path. This is continued through the whole length of the mountain, and terminates near the town of Alpenus. This is the first city of the Locrians, on the side...
Σελίδα 108 - ... as a token of their submission to this haughty monarch, says : " When introduced, on their arrival at Susa, to the royal presence, they were first ordered by the guards to fall prostrate, and adore the king, and some force was used to compel them. But this they refused to do, even if they should dash their heads against the ground. They were not, they said, accustomed to adore a man, nor was it for this purpose that they came. After persevering in such conduct, they addressed Xerxes himself in...
Σελίδα 140 - the immortal," and commanded by Hydarnes. These it was supposed would succeed without the smallest difficulty. They commenced the attack, but made no greater impression than the Medes: their superior numbers were of no advantage, on account of the narrowness of the place ; and their spears also were shorter than those of the Greeks. The...
Σελίδα 76 - Euxine; on the lower, towards the jEgean sea, on account of the south and south-east winds. They left however openings in three places, sufficient to afford a passage for light vessels, which might have occasion to sail into the Euxine or from it: having performed this they extended cables from the shore, stretching them upon large capstans of wood ; for this purpose they did not employ a number of separate cables, but united two of white flax with four of biblos. These...
Σελίδα 88 - Ethiopians who came from the more eastern part of their country (for there were two distinct bodies in this expedition) served with the Indians. These differed from the former in nothing but their language and their hair. The Oriental Ethiopians have their hair straight, those of Africa have their hair more crisp and curling than any other men. The armour of the Asiatic Ethiopians resembled that of the Indians, but on their heads they wore the skins of horses* heads, on which the manes and the ears...

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