The History Of The Life And Reign Of Philip, King Of Macedon (volume 2); 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. 1820. Excerpt: ... "periple, city, community, or private persons "shall presume to violate this oath, may they "be devoted to; the vengeance of Apollo, "Diana, Latona,' and Minerva the provident! "May their lands never produce their fruits! "May their wives, instead of a natural off"spring, bring forth horrid moqsters! May "their herds be cursed with unnatural barren'tness! May all their attempts in war, all ' iheir transactions in peace, be for ever ' blasted and defeated! May total ruin for "ever pursue them, their families, and their "descendants! and may they never appease "the offended deities, Apollo, Diana, Latorta, "and Minerva! but may all their sacrifices "arid offerings be for ever rejected!" The determination of the Amphictyons was at first observed with the attention usually paid to all new regulations, till time began, by degress, to wear off the terror of these imprecations. A superstition, which tended to deprive mankind of their natural rights, of the comforts and necessaries of life, and the rewards of human industry, was obliged to yield to tempoPausan. ral convenience. At first, the port of Cirrha in Phoc.. itschin. Was' restored, as the service of the god itself in Cte., y sect. 7. seemed to require, that such a provision should be made for the reception of those voteries who visited his temple. At length the Locrians who inhabited Amphissa, possessed themselves v " i.. of the consecrated land, exacted all the ancient SE1Tduties from those to whom the port afforded.an accommodation, which they repaired and kept iji order, without regard to the decrees and resolutions of old times, now generally considered as obsolete and fabulous. A long and peaceable possession seemed to have obliterated all remembrance of their usurpation, which the Greeks just...

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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. 1820. Excerpt: ... "periple, city, community, or private persons "shall presume to violate this oath, may they "be devoted to; the vengeance of A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217951643

ISBN - 13:9780217951647

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