An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Volume 8

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T. Osborne, 1747

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Pagina 385 - The building too was well enough, especially if we consider its situation, it being not a little surprising to find a chapel erected, where one cannot stay a quarter of an hour without a great fire. That which our geographers call Monto Santo comprehend* not only mount Athos, but the whole chain of mountains, which unite it to the continent of Macedonia.
Pagina 448 - Apollo the money they had facrilegioufly carried from thence. Their arms were taken from them, broken to pieces, and burnt ; their double voice in (he council was taken from them, and given to the Macedonians.
Pagina 137 - The difficulty was not to obtain what they demanded from Marcellus, but to preserve tranquillity and union amongst those in the city. The deserters...
Pagina 568 - ... the hardships his soldiers sustained, reduced all Bactria under his obedience, particularly the capital Bactria and the strong castle Aornus. In the latter he placed a garrison under the command of Archelaus, but the government of the province he committed to Artabazus. He then continued his march to the River Oxus, on the banks of which, when he arrived, he found it three-quarters of a mile in breadth, its depth more than proportional to its breadth, its bottom sandy, its stream so rapid as...
Pagina 309 - The two latter were, according to Pliny , fwallowed up by an earthquake '. The other two flourifhed in Strata's time.
Pagina 631 - In the mean while some light-armed soldiers, who were dispatched to search for water, found a small quantity, not far from the army, in the channel of a brook, almost dried up, but it was very muddy. However, they drew it up, and bringing it in a shield, presented it to the King, as a choice gift. He received it, and returning due thanks to those who brought it, poured it immediately upon the ground, in presence of the army. This action of his encouraged the soldiers, as much as if every man had...
Pagina 27 - Dionyfius anfwered the embafladors they fent him with great haughtinefs, that there was only one way left for them to make peace with him ; and that was, forthwith to evacuate Sicily, and to defray all the expences of the war. The Carthaginians pretended to accept the peace on the terms...
Pagina 629 - Indus, fought on the feicoaft for bays and creeks, where his fleet might anchor in fafety ; he caufed alfo pits to be funk, which might be filled with...
Pagina 614 - ... of the countries beyond that river. He was told that they were in themfelves rich and fruitful ; that their inhabitants were not only a very martial people...
Pagina 179 - The apartment where he painted was in the suburbs, without the city, when Demetrius first besieged it ; but neither the presence of the enemies who then surrounded him, nor the noise of arms that perpetually rung in his ears, could induce him to quit his habitation, or discontinue his work. The king was surprised at his conduct ; and he one day asked him his reasons for such a proceeding. " It is," replied he, " because I am sensible you have declared war against the Rhodians, and not against the...

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