Funeral Orations in Praise of Military Men; Tr. from the Greek of Thucydides, Plato, and Lysias

Funeral Orations in Praise of Military Men; Tr. from the Greek of Thucydides, Plato, and Lysias

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...concurred to increase this rooted enmity, and to kindle the flames of war. Nor were there wanting which cooled the attachment of even this city towards the Greeks in time of war. Hostilities afterwards taking place, they engaged a.t Tanagra, and fought with the Lacedwmonians for the liberty of the Boeotians; but, the battle being a drawn one, it was decided by a subsequent a6tion. For they quitted the field, and went away;q deserting the Boeotians, whom they were aiding; but our troops, having, on the third day, gained a vietory at Oenophyta, in both States, as is usual, ill designing citizens, who were at all times ready to promote the cause of the opposite party. q Tanagra was in Bteotia. The battle, here spoken of, was fought between the Athenians and their allies, and the Lacedaemonians. Neither party could at first claim the victory; but in consequence of the defe6tion of the Thessalian horse, in the battle that took place on the subsequent day, the Athenians were defeated with great slaughter. The battle of CEnophyta, or the Vineyards, was fought, however, sixty-two days, or more, after that of Tanagra, between the Athenians, and the Boeotians who K very properly brought back those, who, from injurious treatment, had made their escape. These were the men who, in now rendering assistance to Greeks against the Greeks in the cause of freedom, having displayed their valour, and having established the liberty of those, whose efforts they were seconding, have, in honour of their services, and the first after the Persian war, been deposited by the city in this monument. After these events, when a great war had broken out, Y and all the Greeks had com were in the Lacedaamonian interest. The latter were completely defeated....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. 1811 edition.


Title:Funeral Orations in Praise of Military Men; Tr. from the Greek of Thucydides, Plato, and Lysias
Author:Thomas Broadhurst
Publisher:Rarebooksclub.com - 2013-09
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