Easy Passages for Translation Into Latin

Easy Passages for Translation Into Latin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the fish being attracted by the colour becomes extremely excited, and proceeds to meet it, anticipating from its beautiful appearance a most delicious repast. But as, with extended mouth, it seizes the prey, it is held by the hook, and being captured meets with a very sorry entertainment. Cicero, de Naturd Deorum, ii. 49. 156. The satrap sent him a message pretending that he had himself fallen under the displeasure of Cambyses, and saw no hopes of safety but in the protection of Polycrates: 'Save me, ' he said, 'and share my treasures; with them you may be master of Greece; if you doubt their amount send a trusty servant, and satisfy yourself by his report.' Polycrates caught at the bait: his messenger went, and came back from Sardis with a description of the satrap's treasury, which so inflamed his master's cupidity that, in spite of all the warnings of his friends and the entreaties of his daughter, he resolved to make a journey to Sardis himself. He set out with a numerous train, but when he arrived at Magnesia on the Mseander, he was arrested by order of Orcetes, and hung upon a cross. 157. The Grecian fleet, as we have seen, had staid among the Cyclades, to punish the islanders who had aided the barbarians. Themistocles seized the opportunity of enriching himself at their expense. He first demanded a contribution from Andros: and when the Andrians refused it, he told them that the Athenians had brought two powerful gods to second their demand, Persuasion and Force. The Andrians replied that they also had a pair of ill-conditioned gods, who would not leave their island, nor let them comply with the will of the Athenians, Poverty and Inability. The Greeks laid siege to Andros; but it made so vigorous a defence, that they were at length...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236652061
  • 9781236652065