History of Greece, and of the Greek People; From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest Volume 2, No. 1

History of Greece, and of the Greek People; From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest Volume 2, No. 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... 600 B. c. The Greeks tell a graceful story of the origin of this city. A Phokaian merchant, Euxenos by name, visited the territory of the Segobriges, on the east bank of the Rhone. The chief of this people, Nann, welcomed the stranger, and bade him to a feast given on occasion of his daughter's marriage. At the close of the repast the young girl appeared, bearing a cup of wine, which she was, according to custom, to offer to that one of her suitors whom she preferred. For some reason, or perhaps by chance, the girl stopped before the Greek stranger and offered to him the cup. The Segobrigian chief accepted Euxenos as his son-in-law, and gave him as dowry the shore on which he had landed. Occurrences of this kind were probably not rare. Marseilles sprang up around this natural harbor; from that remote day its prosperity has constantly increased, and it is now the richest of the surviving colonies of ancient Greece. This city in its turn threw out settlements along the coasts of Gaul and Spain, of which the most important was Emporeion, --a double city, with the Greek town on the coast, and an Iberian settlement on the inland side; the two being separated from each other by a wall. In Spain also a colony from Zakjmthos founded Sagounton (Saguntum) at an unknown date. The Greeks also had important settlements in Africa, so that none of the Mediterranean shores escaped their colonizing genius. We have seen that the Dorians had occupied the volcanic Island of Thera (Santorin). Grinos, king of the island, says Herodotos, went to Delphi, carrying a hecatomb to offer to Apollo, and being accompanied by several citizens, among others Battos, son of Polymnestos. As the king was consulting the oracle on other affairs, the Pythia suddenly interposed, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510240
  • 9781236510242