A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography: Abridged from the Larger Dictionary, with Illustrations

Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1889 - 438 Seiten

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Seite 24 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Seite 148 - Only stand a little out of my sunshine," said Diogenes. Alexander, we are told, was struck with such surprise at finding himself so little regarded, and saw something so great in that carelessness, that, while his courtiers were ridiculing the philosopher as a monster, he said, " If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.
Seite 150 - He hired a ship which belonged to Tyrrhenian pirates ; but the men, instead of landing at Naxos, steered towards Asia, to sell him there as a slave. Thereupon the god changed the mast and oars into serpents, and himself into a lion ; ivy grew around the vessel, and the sound of flutes was heard on every side ; the sailors were seized with madness, leaped into the sea, and were metamorphosed into dolphins.

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