Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Greece for the Use of Schools

Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Greece for the Use of Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Athenians escape from their hands. They published an edict to prohibit the cities of Greece from giving them refuge, decieed that such of them as fled should be delivered up to the thirty, and condemned all those who contravened this edict to pay a fine of five talents 12. Two cities only, Meg'ara and Thebes, t rejected witn The capital of Megaris. f The capital of Bceotia disdain so unjust an ordinance. The latter went still further and published a decree, that every house and city in Bceo'tia should be open and free for any Athe'nian that desired protection, and that whoever did not assist a fugitive Athe'nian who was seized, should-be fined a talent. 13. Thrasybulus, a man of an amiable character, who had long deplored the s..series of his country, was now the first to relieve it. At Thebes he held a consultation with his fellow-citizens, and the result was, that some attempt, with whatever danger it might be attended, should certainly be rjiade for restoring the public liberty. Accordingly, with a party of thirty men only, as Ne'pos says, but as Xen'ophon more probably relates of nearly seventy, he seized upon Phy'le, a strong castle on the frontier of Attica. 14. This enterprise alarmed the tyrants, who immediately marched out of Athens with their three thousand followers, and their Spartan guard, and attempted the recovery of the place, but were repulsed with loss. Finding they could not carry it by a sudden assault, they resolved upon a siege; but not being sufficiently provided for that purpose, and a great snow falling in the night, they were forced to retire the next day into the city, leaving only part of their guard to prevent any further incursions into the country. 15. Encouraged by this success, Thrasybu'lus no longer...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236985656
  • 9781236985651