An Universal History; From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 1, V. 7

An Universal History; From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 1, V. 7

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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. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...Sinus Thermaeus, having on the one fide Macedonia, on the other Theflaly: it is at leaft fixty miles in length, and received its name from the ancient city Therma, called afterwards Theflalonica, now Salonichi h. li Cluver. Geog. lib. iv. Cellar. Geog. Antiq. lib. ii. cap. 13. one of the cleareft, gentleft eaft fide of the hill ran the and moft beautiful ftreams in famous river Helicon, and near the univerfe, waihed its foot, it flood a noble temple of Ju dividing it from Ofla, and piter, in the midft of a fliady making a multitude of fmall, grove. The mountains Ofla but delightful ifles, covered and Pelion were in the neigh with fhady trees, and adorned bourhood, and very confider with magnificent temples, grot-able for their height, though toes, porticoes, and other ftate-they come far fhort of Olym ly buildings (i). On the fouth-pus. (i) Tempe, fecuod. Defcript. Ortelii. Vol. VII. R, In Riven running into the Adriatic. Grecian commonwealths. Their monarchs ruled, but they ruled according to the maxims of natural equity. This was the original conftitution, and it may be faid to their glory, that it was not fubverted but with the kingdom. In cafes where the punifhment was capital, the caufe was heard by the army, or by the people; and, till they condemned the party, the king did not pretend to put him to death. We lhall meet with many, inftances of this in the reign of Alexander, who maintained the cuftoms of his native foil when far from it. But it muft be confefled, that this rigid regard to the conftitution of his country, was not always the ruling principle in a Macedonian monarch, as Polybius informs us. Rivers running into the SEgaan In fpeaking of the rivers of Macedon, we will begin with thofe which run into the Adriatic, and afterwards...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236518896
  • 9781236518897