Ancient Greece, from the Earliest Times Down to the Death of Alexander

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J. Allyn, 1874 - Greece - 126 pages

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Page 98 - Harmosts, with indefinite powers, were established everywhere. The Greeks found that instead of gaining by the change of masters, they had lost; they had exchanged the yoke of a power, which if rapacious, was at any rate refined...
Page 114 - All the time that he stood at the head of the state, he governed it with moderation, and watched over its safety. Under him it rose to the highest pitch of greatness. The cause of his influence was that he was powerful in dignity of character and wisdom ; that he proved himself to be pre-eminently the most incorruptible of men ; and that he restrained the people freely, and led them instead of being led by them.
Page 11 - Tsenarum, and 180 miles broad in its widest part, ie from Cape Actium to the plain of Marathon. It is in size but little larger than the State of Maine, which has about 35,000 square miles. Greece is bounded on the north by Illyricum and Macedonia; on the east by the jEgean sea; on the south by the Mediterranean; on the west by the Ionian sea. It may be divided for convenience into three grand divisions; viz., Northern Greece, Central Greece, and Southern Greece, or the Peloponnesus, as the last...
Page 62 - Spartan hoplites, supported by 10,000 allies, were despatched into Doris. The mere approach of so large a force speedily effected the ostensible object of the expedition, and compelled the Phocians to retire. The Lacedaemonians now proceeded to effect their real design, which was to prevent the...
Page 28 - Democratic states were accustomed to ostracize and remove from the city for a definite time those who appeared to be superior to their fellow-citizens, by reason of their wealth, the number of their friends, or any other means of influence.

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