The History Of The Life And Reign Of Philip, King Of Macedon (volume 1); The Father Of Alexander

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byThomas Leland

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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. 1775. Excerpt: ... unable to oppose an enemy who were now freely traversing and wasting his dominions, vainly hoped to stop the progress of Philip by a letter. Its contents are not known, but, we must suppose, were in the highest degree extravagant. The bare mention of a letter from Cotys raised a loud exclamation of contempt and ridicule among the Macedonian courtiers. " Yes," replied Philip, t( from Cotys! doth that excite " your mirth? you little think what demands " he makes." The arms of this prince were as ineffectual as Diod. sic his negociations. Some few parties of the Thraut supra. cjanS were fent against Philip, whom he with ease dispersed, and pursued his march t» the shore. He encamped near Crenidae, a colony of the Thaffians, equally distant from the mountains of Thrace and from the sea. The beauty of the situation was sufficiently striking: a. lake, into which there entered divers streams and rivulets, tempered the dryness of the soil; which produced fruits of the finest and most delicious kind, and roses of a peculiar hue and fragrancy. But Philip, however delighted with the charms of nature, was determined to this residence, by a much more material consideration. The grand object of his attention were those mines of gold ,,j. . Plut. in Apophth. in the neighbouring mountains, of which he had Sect. If. been well informed, and from whence he pro-" mised himself considerable advantages. He Lcptm.' drove out the Thracians from Crenidae, which f'9'l6. they had just built (without any regard to their alliance with Athens); settled a colony of Macedonians there, and called the place, after his own name, Philippi, so famous afterwards, in the Roman history, for the defeat of Brutus and Caslius. He then proceeded to examine the state of those celebrated mines...

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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. 1775. Excerpt: ... unable to oppose an enemy who were now freely traversing and wasting his dominions, vainly hoped to stop the progress of Phili...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217115810

ISBN - 13:9780217115810

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