Letters Military and Political

Letters Military and Political

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...he might pafs the remainder of his days. The treaty of Hubertfburg will be a memorable monument in the&yes of pofterity, as a miraculous prefervation of the Houfe of Brandenburg, through the virtue of Frederick the Second. LETTER XV. On the Military Science of Virgil. To the Marquis Paolucci, Governor of Pefaro. LUC AN would be quite inexcufeable, if he did not fhew fome knowledge bf the Art of War. He has taken upon himfelf the talk of defcribing the exploits of the greateft generals in the world; and it may even be afferted, that he has verfified a confiderable part of Csfar's Commentaries. It is not then then to be wondered at, that he has fo Well explained the plan of the war againft Afranius and Petrehis, and the fine precaution which Casfar took, before the battle of Pharfalia, againft the fuperiority of Pompey's horfe; at which the gentleman you fpeak of exprefles fo much admiration. Lucan is a portrait-painter, who has drawn fome fine images from beautiful originals. Homer has infinitely more merit, being indebted only' to his own fancy, and having drawn beautiful images from his own imagination only. Befides, he has given a great number of very convincing proofs of his knowledge in the Art of War. You, my Lord Marquis, who are converfant in every branch of literature, cannot but know, if we are to believe the critics, that Philip derived from Homer the order of the Macedonian phalanx, which became victorious over fo many nations, and yielded at laft only to the Roman legion: neither can you be uninformed, that he was Alexander's conftant companion and counfellor in his conqueft of Afia, But, But fome perfons will be apt to think, that a great part of Homer's military reputation is to be attributed to the encomiums of his numerous...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659384
  • 9781236659385