Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, During the Middle of the Fourth Century Before the Christian Æra, Volumen 6


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Página 395 - All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Página 203 - Thus was the city one scene of tumult. The next morning, by dawn of day, the presidents summoned the senate. The people were instantly collected, and before any regular authority could convene their assembly, the whole...
Página 24 - When at the point of death, unable to recompense the care and kindness with which he had been treated, he traced some symbolical marks, with a trembling hand, on a tablet, which he directed to be exposed to view on the public road. A long time after, chance brought to these remote places, a disciple of Pythagoras, who, informed by the enigmatical characters he saw before him, of the misfortunes of the first traveller, stopped — paid the innkeeper the expenses he had been at, with interest, and...
Página 112 - If we should be told," says the Abbe Barthelemi, " that two strangers, cast by chance on a desert island, had found in the society of each other a pleasure which indemnified them for being secluded from the rest of the world ; if we should be told...
Página 158 - ... and sanctity, to refer to him all our actions, to fulfil punctually the duties of our condition, and to consider as the first of them all, that of being useful to mankind; for the more good we do, the more we merit to be ranked among the number of his children and friends.
Página 92 - ... to prevent fuch as were of evil portent. One faid : I faw this morning two turtles long hover in the air, and at length reft together on a branch of that tree. Another faid : Drive away the folitary crow, and let her go far hence to mourn the lofs of her faithful companion ; for flie brings the moft ill-boding of auguries.
Página 157 - ... and I should fear lest the deity, offended at the indiscretion of my petitions, should grant my request. Philocles. What then do you ask of him ? Lysis. To protect me against my passions; to grant me true beauty, which is that of the soul, and the knowledge and virtue of which I have need; to bestow on me the power to refrain from committing any injustice; and especially, the courage to endure the injustice of others.
Página 135 - ... popular assemblies and courts of law; so that, one way or another, by persuasion or violence, we shall get the better of our neighbours without being punished. You might object that the gods are not to be deceived and are beyond the reach of violence. But suppose that there are no gods, or that they do not concern themselves with the doings of men; why should we concern ourselves to deceive them? Or, if the gods do exist and care for mankind, all we know or have ever heard about them comes from...
Página 92 - The bride and bridegroom were received at the gate of the temple by a prieft, who prefented to each of them a branch of ivy, the fymbol of the bonds by which they were to be for ever united.
Página 93 - The bride and bridegroom then fwore to each other an inviolable fidelity ; and their parents, after having received their oaths, ratified them by new facrifices ?. Night began to come on when we came out of the temple to return to the houfe of Theagenes.

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