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The History of Herodotus, Volume 1
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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Corinth andMessenia were the chief instigators of the invasion. It resulted in a battle, wherein Codrus devoted himself for his country, in...
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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Corinth andMessenia were the chief instigators of the invasion. It resulted in a battle, wherein Codrus devoted himself for his country, in consequence of an oracle which declared that Athens must either be conquered or lose her king. He disguised himself, and was slain, after which victory was declared for the Athenians. The Peloponnesians, however, retained their hold upon the Megarid, which thenceforth became a Dorian state. (Pausan l. s. c.; Strab. 1. s. c.; Cic. Tusc. i. 48.) "Some commentators, among them Mr. Blakesley (note 202 ad loc.) have made a difficulty here, which does not exist in the text. The four expeditions, two friendly and two hostile, are--1. The expedition in the reign of Codrus--(hostile). 2. The attack of Anchimolius on the Pisistratidae---(friendly). 3. The attack of Cleomenes on the same--(friendly). 4. The expedition under Cleomenes and Demaratus--(hostile). The coming of Cleomenes to help Isagoras is simply not counted, since it was not a military expedition. same day, they crossed into Euboea, and engaged the Chalci-deans with the like success; whereupon they left four thousand settlers' upon the lands of the Hippobotse,1--which is the name the Chalcideans give to their rich men. All the Chalcidean prisoners whom they took were put in irons, and kept for a long time in close confinement, as likewise were the Boeotians, until the ransom asked for them was paid; and this the Athenians fixed at two minae the man." The chains wherewith they were fettered the Athenians suspended in the citadel, where they were still to be seen in my day, hanging against the wall scorched by the Median flames,3 opposite the chapel which faces the west.' The Athenians made an offering of the tenth part of the ransom-money: and...
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