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A Catechism of the History of Greece; Its Geography, Antiquities, &C. (Paperback) Loot Price: R304
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A Catechism of the History of Greece; Its Geography, Antiquities, &C. (Paperback): William Pinnock

A Catechism of the History of Greece; Its Geography, Antiquities, &C. (Paperback)

William Pinnock

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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. 1822. Excerpt: ... Q. Did he compel those who had money to give it A. No; he did not, indeed, strip those who possessed gold and silver of their riches; but he did that which had the same effect: for he substituted iron money for it; and this he made so heavy, and fixed at so low a rate, that a cart and two oxen were necessary to carry as much as would amount to twenty pounds sterling. Q. What was the consequence? A. Money was become of so lktte value, that nobody cared for more than was sufficient to supply their actual wants. Thus riches, and their attendants, avarice fraud', luxury, and rapine, soon disappeared in Sparta. What other regulation did Lycurgus make? A. He ordained that all the citizens should eat their meals together in public, and that the meals should be as eoarse and frugal as possible. Q. Did the rich quietly submit to these regulations? A. No; frequent tumults were caused by them; and, on one occasion, a young man, whose name was Alexander, struck out one of Lycurgtw's eyes; but the people took the part of their lawgiver, and-delivered the youth up to him, that he might be severely punished. Q. What was the conduct # Lyeurgas itt thaf instance? A. He treated the young man with the greatest affability and kindness, and so won him over, that, from being one of the proudest and most turbulent men in Sparta, he became an example of wisdom and moderation, and assisted Lycurgus in his plans of reform. Q. What was die chief end of the institutions of Lycurgus? A. Their chief design was to teach obedience to the laws, respect for parents, reverence for old age, honour, courage, contempt of death, and, above all, the love of glory and of their country. Q. Were there not some striking defects in his institutions? A. There certainly were: for instance, the ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Pinnock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-63998-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-63998-2
Barcode: 9781151639981

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