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Pagina 56 - Euflathius informs us, who charmed the inhabitants of Greece with their eloquence and melody, and perfuaded them to exchange their fiercenefs for a fociable life and peaceful manners ; nay, great part of Greece was antiently peopled by Thracians. Tereus, a Thracian, governed at Daulis in Phocis ; from thence a body of Thracians parted over to Eubsea, and poffefled themfelves of that Ifland.
Pagina 172 - ... the army, and to cry out to the difmayed troops, " This misfortune is entirely mine ; the lofs of one man cannot affect the victory. Let us charge, let us fight like Romans: if you have any "companion for a father who has...
Pagina 325 - Roman gown or dref» which the inhabitants ufed : but this laft epithet is of a much later date than the former. This appellation was antiquated in the reign of Auguftus, when the divifion of Italy into n provinces, introduced by him, took place.
Pagina 173 - ... and wounded, who, perceiving that they were to be abandoned to the mercy of the enemy...
Pagina 172 - ... only the laft, who had efcaped with great difficulty, arrived fafe, and informed him that his fon was loft if he did not fend him an immediate and powerful reinforcement. This news threw...
Pagina 59 - ... built of these oaks, and being endowed with the like gift of speaking, Lycophron calls it a chattering magpie : the reason of which fiction some think was/ that when the prophets gave answers, they placed themselves in one of these trees, (for some will allow this vocal faculty to one only) and so the oracle was thought to be uttered by the oak, which was only pronounced from its hollow trunk or branches. We learn from Servius, that the will of heaven was here explained at first by an old woman,...
Pagina 353 - ... a handful of earth, brought either from his own or some neighbouring country. The trench they called Mundus, that is, the world, and made it the centre round which the city was to be built. Then Romulus, yoking a...
Pagina 90 - Africa, and much more at the enormous exactions and extortions of his u, milters and courtiers, had fubmitted partly to the Carthaginians and partly to the Mamertines. When Carthage heard of this change, new troops were raifed all over Africa, and a numerous army fent into Sicily to recover the cities which Pyrrhus had taken. As the Sicilians daily deferted from him in crowds, he was no »ay in a condition, with his Epirots alone, -to withftand fo powerful an enemy ; and therefore, when deputies...
Pagina 174 - a Roman general on foot, and we on horseback! Let a horse be brought for him immediately." " Be not surprised," said Crassus ; " each comes to the conference after the manner of his country." "It is well," said Surenas ; " but the articles of peace must be signed on the bank of the Euphrates, for you Romans do not always remember your conventions.
Pagina 324 - Oenotrians and Ausones, and that of Hesperia, or Western, was given it by the Greeks, from its situation with respect to Greece. The name of Italia or Italy, which in...

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