The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonian, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians, כרך 5

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עמוד 218 - He met accordingly ; and there were twenty guests at table. He drank to the health of every person in company, and then pledged them severally. After this, calling for...
עמוד 52 - ... Alexander, who performed the duty both' of a .private soldier, and of a commander, wished nothing so ardently as the glory of killing with his own hand Darius, who being seated on a high chariot, was conspicuous to the whole army ; and by that means was 'a powerful object both to encourage his own soldiers to defend, and the enemy to attack him. And now the battle grew more furious and bloody than before, so that a great number of Persian noblemen were killed. Each side fought with incredible...
עמוד 179 - ... part of his foot, did not behave like the great Darius, who, in a like disaster, was the first that fled ; on the contrary, he continued in the field, as long as one battalion or squadron stood their ground ; but at last, having received a wound in the shoulder, he retired upon his elephant ; and was easily distinguished from the rest by the greatness of his...
עמוד 49 - Alexander, as frequently happens to the greatest captains, felt some emotion when he saw that he was going to hazard all at one blow. The more fortune had favoured him hitherto, the more he now dreaded her frowns : the moment approaching which was to determine his fate. But, on the other side, his courage revived from the reflection, that the rewards of his toils exceeded the dangers of them ; and though he was uncertain with regard to the victory, he at least hoped to die gloriously, and like Alexander....
עמוד 43 - Around his waist he wore a golden girdle, after the manner of women, whence his cimeter hung, the scabbard of which flamed all over with gems; on his head he wore a tiara, or mitre, round which was a fillet of blue mixed with white.
עמוד 29 - About threescore of the other horse were killed, and near thirty foot, who, the next day, were all laid with their arms and equipage in one grave ; and the king granted an exemption to their fathers and children from every kind of tribute and service. He also took the utmost care of the wounded, visited them, and saw their wounds dressed. He...
עמוד 38 - While these things were doing, Alexander received a letter from Parmenio, who was left behind in Cappadocia, in whom Alexander put greater confidence than in any other of his courtiers, the purport of which was, to bid him beware of Philip, for that Darius had bribed him, by the promise of 1000 talents and his sister in marriage.
עמוד 27 - Alexander first charged the thickest part of the enemy's horse, in which the generals fought. He himself was particularly conspicuous, by his shield and the plume of feathers that overshadowed his helmet, on the two sides of which there rose two wings, as it were, of a great length, and so vastly white, that they dazzled the eyes of the beholder. The charge was very furious about his person ; and, though only...
עמוד 62 - ... to these he offered the crown : but they refused it, telling him, that, according to the laws of their country, no person could ascend the throne, unless he were of the blood royal. Hephestion admiring this greatness of soul, which could contemn what others strive to obtain by fire and sword :
עמוד 23 - Antipater as viceroy, with twelve thousand foot, and near the same number of horse. He also inquired into the domestic affairs of his friends, giving to one an estate in land, to another a village, to a third the revenues of a town, to a fourth the toll of a harbour. As all the revenues of his demesnes were already employed and exhausted by his donations, Perdiccas said to him, " My lord, what is it you reserve for yourself?

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