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Cooper's Histories of Greece and Rome, and of South and North America (Paperback) Loot Price: R457
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Cooper's Histories of Greece and Rome, and of South and North America (Paperback): W. D. Cooper
Cooper's Histories of Greece and Rome, and of South and North America (Paperback): W. D. Cooper

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Cooper's Histories of Greece and Rome, and of South and North America (Paperback)

W. D. Cooper

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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. 1818. Excerpt: ... left Athens to become habituated to his new institutions, and to try by experience the wisdom of their formation. While Solon was thus on his travels, civil contentions disturbed Athens, and the spirit of party was hastening every thing to ruin. After ten years' absence, Solon returned to Athens, and found the city involved in slavery. Pisistratus had procured himself a guard formed of his own creatures, who at length seized on the citadel, while none were left, who had sufficient courage or conduct to oppose him. In this general consternation, which was the result of folly on the one hand, and treachery on the other, the whole city was one scene of tumult and disorder, some flying, others inwardly complaining, others preparing for slavery with patient submission. Solon was the only man, who, without fear or shrinking, deplored the folly of the times, and reproached the Athenians with their cowardice and treachery. ' You might with ease (said he) have crushed the tyrant in his bud, but nothing now remains but to pluck him up by the roots. As for myself, I have at least the satisfaction of having discharged my duty to my country and the laws: as for the rest, I have nothing to fear; and now, upon the destruction of my country, my only confidence is in my great age, which gives me the hopes of not being a long survivor." In fact, he did not survive the liberty of his country above two years i he died at Cyprus, in the eightieth year of his age, lamented and admired by every state of Greece. Besides his skill in legislation, Solon was remarkable for several other shining qualities: he was master of eloquence in so high a degree, that from him Cicero dates the origin of oratory in Athens. He was also successful in poetry; and Plato asserts, that it was only ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: W. D. Cooper
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65725-2
Barcode: 9781150657252
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-65725-1

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