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The History of Herodotus, Literally Tr. by a Graduate of the University
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Page 324 - The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son : the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Page 241 - And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. 15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away...
Page 7 - ... trap-door closely fitted in the planks, and leading down to the lake. They tie the young children with a cord round the foot, fearing lest they should fall into the lake beneath. To their horses and beasts of burden they give fish for fodder ; of which there is such an abundance, that when a man has opened his trap-door, he lets down an empty basket by a cord into the lake, and, after waiting a short time, draws it up full of fish.
Page 223 - Then Adiamanthus the Corinthian, being the only commander who insisted on weighing anchor; Themistocles went on board him, and told him in few words: " Adiamanthus, you shall not abandon us, for I will give you a greater present for doing your duty than the king of the Medes would send you for deserting the allies.
Page 147 - ... and land forces, which Xerxes led out of Asia to invade Greece, amounted to two millions three hundred and seventeen thousand six hundred and ten men. We are told, that, on his passing the Hellespont, to enter Europe, an inhabitant of that country cried out: " O Jupiter, why art thou come to destroy Greece, in the shape of a Persian, and under the name of Xerxes, with all mankind following thee ; whereas thy own power is sufficient to do this, without their assistance?
Page 129 - When night came, the same dream, again standing by Xerxes as he slept, said : " Son of Darius, you have then openly renounced, in the presence of the Persians, the intended expedition, and make no account of my words, as if you had not heard them from any one. Be well assured, however, of this, that unless you immediately undertake this expedition, this will be the consequence to you : as you have become great and powerful in a short time, so you shall become low again in an equally short space.
Page 152 - The Ethiopians from the sun-rise (for two kinds served in the expedition) were marshalled with the Indians, and did not at all differ from the others in appearance, but only in their language, and their hair. For the eastern Ethiopians are straight-haired ; but those of Libya have hair more curly than that of any other people. These Ethiopians from Asia were accoutred almost the same as the Indians ; but they wore on their heads skins of horses...
Page 131 - The dreams of sleeping men are, as I take it, all made up of the •waking man's ideas, though for the most part oddly put together.
Page 136 - O king, I will not conceal it from you, nor will I pretend to be ignorant of my own substance, but as I know it perfectly I will tell you the exact truth. As soon as I heard you were coming down to the Grecian sea, wishing to present you with money for the war, I made inquiry, and found by computation that I had two thousand talents of silver, and of gold four millions of Daric staters, all but seven thousand. These I freely give you ; for myself I have sufficient subsistence from my slaves and...
Page 111 - That ready method for accommodating chronological difficulties by the supposition of two or more persons of the same name, in the same situation, and sometimes of the same character and the same fame, in different ages, has been employed to adjust the age of...