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Plutarch's Lives in Eight Volumes Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R455 Discovery Miles 4 550
Plutarch's Lives in Eight Volumes Volume 3 (Paperback): Plutarch
Plutarch's Lives in Eight Volumes Volume 3 (Paperback): Plutarch

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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. 1749 Excerpt: ...Geometrical Figure', that he neither heard the Noise and Hurry of the Stmans, nor perceived that the City was taken. In this Transport of Study and Contemplation, a Soldier came suddenly upon him, and commanded him to follow him to Manctlus; which he resusing to do 'till he had sinished his Problem, ard sitted it for Demonstration; the Soldier, in a Rage, drew his Sword and ran him through. Others write, that Archimedes seeing a Soldier come with a drawn Sword to kill him, intreated him to hold his Hand one Moment, that he might not die with the Regret of having lest his Problem unsinished, and the Demonstration impersect; but that the Soldier, without any Regard, either to his Problem or Demonstration, killed him immediately. Others again write, that as Archimedes was carrying some Mathematical Instruments in a Box to Marcellus, as Sun-Dials, Spheres, and Angles, with which the Eye might measure the Magnitude of the Sun's Body, some Soldiers met him, and believing there was Gold in it, stew him. But what is roost certain, and wherein all Historians agree j is, that Marcellus was extremely concerned at his Death f that he would not so much as look upon his Murderer, detesting him as an execrable 'Villain; and that having made a diligent Enquiry aster his Relations, he granted them his Protection, and shewed 'em many signal Favours upon his Account. The Romans had hitherto given other Nations sufficient Proof, both of their Courage and Conduct in War; but they had not yet shewn them any illustrious Examr jiles of Justice, Clemency, Humanity, that is in a word, of Political Virtue. Marcellus seems to have been the First, who, on this Occasion, mewed the Greeks that the Romans surpass'd them in Justice, no less than in. Conduct and Courage, For such was his Ca...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Plutarch
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-16750-2
Barcode: 9781231167502
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-16750-5

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