The History Of Greece (volume 8) by William MitfordThe History Of Greece (volume 8) by William Mitford

The History Of Greece (volume 8)

byWilliam Mitford

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Excerpt: ... opposition, before powerful, would of course be strengthened by them; yet the superiority still of the war-party had been proved in the extravagant reward procured for its general Diophantus. The sovereign assembly accordingly was persuaded not only to maintain the connection with Phocis, but also to pursue the hostile line taken against Macedonia. In Phocis Phayllus was raised to the dignity of generalautocrator, in the room of his deceased brother Onomarchus. The intimacy of the connection of the Athenian government with the Phocian appears not to have been slackened by the change, and Lacedeemon saw still its interest in supporting Phocis against Thebes. Trespass upon the sacred treasury seems now to have been carried on with some degree of system by the Phocians in concert with their allies, and with no other reserve than their own views of their own interests dictated. The resource being yet good, to collect another great army would not be difficult. Not only professed mercenaries might be readily obtained, but citizens of allied states, if pay were ready, might be persuaded to take arms. Accordingly in the spring following the death of Onomarchus large succours from friendly states are noticed, for the first time since the death of Philomelus, as joining the Phocian army. Athens Mod. 1.16. fin-nished, according to the historian's report, no ° less than five thousand foot and five hundred horse, apparently all mercenaries; and yet, he says, the Athenian government received pay from the Delphian treasury for more. Lacedaemon sent one thousand men; Achaia, from various towns, two thousand; and the ejected tyrant of Pherae himself joined with two thousand. Of these forces, serving in the name of states formerly so jealously arrogating military command, the new general-autocra...

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Title:The History Of Greece (volume 8)Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217388493

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