Lives; In Eight Volumes Translated from the Greek with Notes Historical and Critical. Containing Timoleon, Paulus Emilius, Pelopidas, Marcellus, Arist

Lives; In Eight Volumes Translated from the Greek with Notes Historical and Critical. Containing Timoleon, Paulus Emilius, Pelopidas, Marcellus, Arist

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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. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ...that was carelessly guarded, and the Wall that led to it easy to be scaled. And when he had taken the Height of the Wall, being frequently near it on Account of these Conferences, and had prepared his Scaling-Ladders, he took the Opportunity to put his Design inExecution, when the Syracujians were celebrating a Feast to Dians with Wine and Jollityj so that before the Day-light, without being perceived by the Citizens, he not only possess'd himself of the Tower, but filled the Walls all about with Soldiers, and brake open the Hexapylum. The Syracujians, awaked by the Noise and Hurry, began to move about in great Confusion; but at the Sound of all the Roman Trumpets at once, they were seized with Consternation, and betook themselves to Flight, believing that the whole City was in the Possession of the Enemy. But the Achradine, the best and strongest Part of it, was not taken, being divided by Walls from the rest of the City, one Part of which was called Neapolis (or new City) and the other Tyche (or Fortune). This Enterprize being thus successfully executed, Marcellus about Break of Day entered from the Hexapylum into the new City, where all his Captains and Officers came about him to congratulate him on his Success. But for his Part, when from the rising Ground he look'd down and view'd this great and glorious City, he is said to have wepr, commiserating very (i) Wai there no other Relation of this Siege than what is given by Plutarch, every Body Wou'd conclude that Marcellusgor Possession of the whole City ot Syracuse within a very few Days alter he first entered it, which is a Mistake. 1 believe one may venture boldly to fay, that never any City, after the Enemy was in Possession of it and encamped within irs Walls, held out io long, and cost...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591038
  • 9781236591036