Two Essays. the Former, a Defense of the Ancient Greek Chronology Volume 1

Two Essays. the Former, a Defense of the Ancient Greek Chronology Volume 1

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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. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ...to the reign ofeachp of these twelve Princes, bring the whole sum to a very near equality with the number, supposed by the Marbles to have intervened, between the beginning of Cecropfs reign and the Trojan War. In Arcadia, 'tis true, from Lycaan contempo rary with Cecrops to Agapenor, who led the have reigned thirty fix years one with another, i These several generations therefore and stee to-make their time correspond with the Marbles, and with the succeffions already taken notice OF. 5 A list of the King: of Siryan from Maratbu: to the time of the Trojan war, taken from EusZ-bius. IWarat/zur. Ec/ayreux. Comx. Epa eus. Laomedan. Siqyon. Pdshur. Jffanzscur. P/yafflus. Polyphadel. Zeuxipjzur. Agamemnan. e A list of' the King: af/Ircadia from Lymon to the time of the 'Trojan war, taken from Pausanias. = Lycaon. Njctimur. Arms. Azm. Kletar. At' ulur. A cus. Lyrurgus. Ec/aemur. ctgapmor. These ce zons, thus viewed and examined together, mu tually confirm, strengthen, and support each' other, and at the same time furnish us with the most convincing proof of the point I have allalong been endeavouring to maintain, the credibility of the present system of Greek Chronology. And 'though the generations and succeflionsin Cadmusk family, for instance, taken seperately, might be perhaps looked upon as set somewhat too high, or beyond the ordinary course of nature, yet con sidered jointly with the others, I am well per Vsuaded, they will be thought rather to add to, than diminish from, the authority of the Anci-l ents. For let us take any determinate period of time, and examine the several generations and succeffions that have followed each other within it, and we shall generally find them, as has been before observed, very different in different...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757149
  • 9781236757142