Plutarch's Lives - the translation called Dryden's (1860) (14781073815)

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Plutarch's Lives - the translation called Dryden's (1860) (14781073815)

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Title: Plutarch's Lives : the translation called Dryden's
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Plutarch Dryden, John, 1631-1700 Clough, Arthur Hugh, 1819-1861
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Publisher: Philadelphia : John D. Morris
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation



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ing that they would send their wives andchildren to Sparta, and receive support from them for theirsuperannuated. For, being despoiled both of their city andcountry, the people were suffering extreme distress. Hav-ing given audience to the ambassadors, they returned ananswer, upon the motion of Aristides, worthy of the high-est admiration ; declaring, that they forgave their enemiesif they thought all things purchasable by wealth, thanwhich they knew nothing of greater value ; but that theyfelt offended at the Lacedaemonians, for looking only totheir present poverty and exigence, without any remem-brance of their valor and magnanimity, offering them theirvictuals to fight hi the cause of Greece. Aristides, makingthis proposal and bringing back the ambassadors into theassembly, charged them to tell the Lacedaemonians, thatall the treasure on the earth or under it was of less valuewith the people of Athens than the liberty of Greece.And, showing the sun to those who came from Mardoniusj
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AlilSTIDES. 223 As long as that retains the same course, so long, saiflhe, shall the citizens of Athens wage wiir with the I*cr-sians for the country wliich has hcen wasted, and the tem-ples that have been profaned and ))urnt by them. More-over, he proposed a decree, that the priests should anathe-matize him Avho sent any herald to tlio Medes, or desertedthe alliance of Greece. When Mardonius made a second incursion into the coun-try of Attica, the people passed over again into the isle ofSalamis. Aristides, being sent to Laceda3mon, reprovedthem for their delay and neglect in abandoning Athensonce more to the barbarians; and demanded their assist-ance for that part of Greece, which was not yet lost. TheEphori, hearing this, made show of sporting all day, andof carelessly keeping holy day (for they were then celebratingthe Ilyacinthian festival), but in the night, selecting fivethousand Spartans, each of whom was attended by sevenHelots, they sent them forth unknown to those fiomAthen

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