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Alcibiades; A Character Sketch Based on a Study of the Original Sources (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
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Alcibiades; A Character Sketch Based on a Study of the Original Sources (Paperback): Anna Cecilia Griffiths
Alcibiades; A Character Sketch Based on a Study of the Original Sources (Paperback): Anna Cecilia Griffiths

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Alcibiades; A Character Sketch Based on a Study of the Original Sources (Paperback)

Anna Cecilia Griffiths

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... but it may be supposed that Alcibiades addressed the soldiers in assembly at Samos some such speech as this "Must I enumerate the misfortunes that have befallen you since I left you? Must T say never would a Oylippus have come to Syracuse? Must I disclose to you all the weaknesses--the follies of Nicias?My work is that dissension which has lamed the arm of Sparta and blunted the Peloponnesian swords. My work is the safety in which you are lying here at Samoswhile not even your internal feuds and the frantic rule of the Four Hundred can give your foes the spirit to assail you. My work it is, that not yet has the Phoenician fleet joined itself with that at Miletus and destroyed your naval power for ever. 'Twas I who made out of JviSsaphernes, your deadliest and strongest foe, not only a slumbering adversary, but a man now ready to embrace your friendship. These were his parting words; Go and assure thy countrymen their army shall not want for sustenance though I sell my own bed to purchase it. Tthe fleet at Aspendus shall not only lie at anchor but shall weigh anchor with all speed to join that party at whose head you shall stand. What you Athenians find it meet to do, yourselves conclude." Promises such as these raised the credit of Alcibiades with the army, who immediately choose him as first general with absolute powers. With him they thought they would be able to accomplish all their desires, and the first proof was to be given by the immediate overthrow of the Four Hundred. But Alcibiades opposed the design, representing that it was necessary he should first have an interview with-Tissaphernes Tn pursuance of his policy he began to pass backwards and forwards between Samos and Magnesia, with the view of inspiring both Tissapkernes and the...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Anna Cecilia Griffiths
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 18
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-47782-5
Barcode: 9781154477825
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LSN: 1-154-47782-7

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