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Tales from the historical past of historical Greece starting with legendary and mythical tales of gods and heroes and finishing with the conquests of Alexander the nice. supplies brief debts of battles and sieges, and of the lads who made Greece a very good country. appropriate for a while 10 and up.

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In the meantime the most physique of the Thebans had reached the town gates to discover them guarded via the population. A bring in used to be despatched to bid them withdraw, after freeing the prisoners whom that they had taken on their march to town. until this used to be refrained from hold up, the Plataeans threatened to place to dying the Thebans whom that they had captured. It was once simple that their plot had failed; so, to save lots of their comrades, as they believed, the Thebans published their prisoners, recrossed the Asopus, and went again to their very own urban. Then the Plataeans did a merciless and treacherous deed, for they slew 2 hundred in their Theban prisoners. The Plataeans despatched to Athens to invite for aid whilst the Theban military seemed with out their partitions, however the threat was once over earlier than support might achieve them. but, lest the Thebans should still go back, the ladies and youngsters have been taken to Athens for safeguard, whereas 80 Athenians have been despatched to garrison the partitions of Plataea. bankruptcy LXI Attica Is Invaded by way of the Spartans within the month of could 431 B. C. Attica itself used to be invaded via a wide Spartan military, lower than King Archidamus. earlier than he crossed the border into Attica the king bade his military halt, whereas he despatched an envoy named Melesippus to the Athenians, to supply them phrases in the event that they may undergo him. yet Pericles persuaded the council to refuse even to hear Melesippus, who have been instructed to come back to his personal military prior to the atmosphere of the solar. As he became clear of the council, Melesippus acknowledged to the Athenians, "This day would be the starting of many woes to the Greeks. " Pericles knew that the Spartans might march into Attica, once their ambassador had back, so he ordered the rustic folks to hasten in the powerful partitions of Athens for defense. Their livestock he bade them ship to the island of Euboea. The Spartans stumbled on the Attic farms abandoned, yet they destroyed and burned them, whereas they trampled down the cornfields and spoiled the olive groves and orchards. because the invading military drew closer to Athens, the folks in the urban partitions may possibly mark its development by way of the smoke that rose from burning farms and villas. the boys rushed to the gates, wanting to visit assault the enemy, and it was once all yet past the ability of Pericles to restrain them. As iciness drew close to, Archidamus was once compelled to retreat, for he had neither funds nor nutrition to maintain his troops longer within the state of the enemy. Then Pericles realizing that the way in which used to be transparent, sailed from Athens with 13 thousand males, and shocked many villages at the Peloponnesian coast. He additionally burned the farms and homes within the district of Megara. whilst Pericles again from Megara, a public burial used to be given, as was once the customized, to those that were slain in conflict. A cedar field, within which have been put the bones of the fallen, was once carried with no the partitions of the town and buried. For these whose our bodies had now not been recovered, there has been an empty mattress lined with a pall. The funeral oration, or Panegyric because it used to be named, used to be spoken by way of Pericles. listed here are the various sentences which Thucydides, the historian, heard, as he stood one of the humans and listened to the Panegyric.

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