The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian (Volume 1); In Fifteen Books. to Which Are Added the Fragments of Diodorus, and Those Published

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The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian (Volume 1); In Fifteen Books. to Which Are Added the Fragments of Diodorus, and Those Published PDF ebook download This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1814. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... receive them into the town, and to enfranchize them as natural inhabitants: but in the night they treacherously fell upon the townsmen and cut all their throats, and marrying their wives, possessed themselves of the city. CHAP. III. The Lacedcemonians establish an oligarchy in every city; Dionysius disarms the Syracusans. sllcibiades killed; the manner of his death. Clearchus's tyranny in Byzantium. The battle of Porus against his countrymen the Lacedcemonians. Lysander projects to deprive the Heraclidae of the sovereign power. IN Greece, after the end of the Peloponnesian war, the Lacedaemonians, by the general consent of all, had the sovereign command both at sea and land. Whereupon they created Lysander again high admiral, with power to establish the Hennoste, * (as they called them), in every city wherever he came. For, because the Democratists were enemies to the Lacedtemonians, they ordered an oligarchy to be settled in every city, and imposed a tribute upon all they subdued. And although they made no use of money at any time before, yet now they treasured up from the tributes paid in by the cities, a thousand talents every yetr. When they had settled the affairs of Greece, as they thought best for the support of their authority, they sent Aristus, a noble person, to Syracuse, under colour of abrogating the tyranny, but in truth, and underhand, to confirm it. For they concluded, that if they were instrumental to fix him in his new-got empire, they should ever oblige him to be a friend to them. Aristus, after he came to Syracuse, had a private conference with Dionysius concerning these matters: and yet in the mean time encouraged the people with fair promises to restore them to their former liberties: but, instead of that, he betrayed Nicoteles, the g...

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