General Biography; Or Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent Persons of All Ages, Countries, Conditions and Professions, Arranged According to Alphabetical Order Volume 3

General Biography; Or Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent Persons of All Ages, Countries, Conditions and Professions, Arranged According to Alphabetical Order Volume 3

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ... assigned him a liberal miintenance, and treated him as one of royal rank. At the death of Darius he is said to have aided Xerxes in the succession, by suggesting to him the argument, that he alone of the sons of Darius was born while his father was king. He continued to have so much feeling for his country, that when he understood the designs of the Persian against it, he sent advice of it in a pair of writing-tables, on the wood of which he had cut the information, and then covered it with wax. He accompanied Xerxes, however, in his expedition; and several discourses are related by Herodotus as having passed between them on various occasions, which are probably embellishments of the historian. Nothing further is known of him, but that his posterity flourished in Persia to several generations. Herodotus, b. vi. vii.--A. DEMETRIUS I. surnamed Poliorcetes king of Macedon, a prince remarkable for the splendor of his character and the variety of his fortune, was the son of Antigonus, one of the captains of Alexander the Great, and was born about B.C. 340. From youth he possessed extraordinary grace and beauty of person, so that no statuary or painter could give his exact resemblance. His manner was equally dignified and attractive; and he was at the same time a most agreeable companion, and a prince of great vigour and activity in public affairs. The cordial friendship and confidence which always prevailed between him and his father, has been already noticed in the life of Antigonus. He was also capable of generous attachment to his companions of thesame age. One of these, Mithridates the son of Ariobarzanes, having excited the jealousy of Antigonus, who resolved to put him to death, Demetrius, apprised by his fatherof his intention under an oath of...show more

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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 993g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560930
  • 9781236560933