Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Volume 4

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Volume 4

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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: ...on their feete. The Lacedaemonians, not one of them rose: bicause all base mechanicall craftes were forbidden them to occupie. Then Agesilaus laughing at them, Loe, my frendes sayd he: doe ye not see now that we bring moe souldiers to the field, than ye doe? At his returne from this jorney of Thebes, passing by the city of Megara, as he went up into the counsell house within the castell, there sodainly tooke AGESILAUS him a great crampe in his left legge, that swelled extreamely, Agesilaus fell and put him to great paine, men thinking that it was but sodainly sicke blood which had filled the vaine: a Phisitian of Syracusa in ous disease"" icile being there, straight opened a vaine under the ankle of his foote, which made the paine to cease: notwithstanding there came such aboundance of blood, that they could not stanche it, so that he sounded oft, and was in great daunger of present death. In fine, a way was found to stoppe it, and they caried him to Lacedtemon, where he lay sicke a long time, so that he was past going to the warres any more. The Spartans in the meane time received great overthrowes both by sea and land, and among other, their greatest overthrow was at the battell of Leuctres, where the Thebans overcame and slue them in plaine battell. Then the Graecians were all of one minde to make a generall peace, and thereuppon came Ambassadors and the Deputies from all the cities of Grece, and met at Lacedaemon to that ende. One Epaminondas of these Deputies was Epaminondas, a notable learned man, Arab"' a amous Philosopher, but as yet unskilfull in warres. sador unto e secmg how the other Ambassadors curried favor with Lacedtemon. Agesilaus, only he of the rest kept his gravety to speake freely, and made an Oration, not for...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564677
  • 9781236564672