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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XI, Contents of the Eleventh Book of Diodorus (search)
Contents of the Eleventh Book of Diodorus —On the crossing of Xerxes into Europe (chaps. 1-4). —On the battle of Thermopylae (chaps. 5-11). —On the naval battle which Xerxes fought against the Greeks (chaps. 12-13). —How Themistocles outgeneralled Xerxes and the Greeks conquered the barbarians in the naval battle of Salamis (chaps. 14-18). —How Xerxes, leaving Mardonius behind as commander, withdrew with a portion of his army to Asia (chap. 19). —How the Carthaginians with great armaments made war upon Sicily (chaps. 20-21). —How Gelon, after outgeneralling the barbarians, slew some of them and took others captive (chaps. 22-23). —How Gelon, when the Carthaginians sued for peace, exacted money of them and then concluded the peace (chaps. 24-26). —Judgement passed on the Greeks who distinguished themselves in the war (chap. 27). —The battle of the Greeks against Mardonius and the Persians abo
Epictetus, Discourses (ed. George Long), book 2 (search)
father is nothing, a son nothing.—Well done, philosopher, persist, persuade the young men, that we may have more with the same opinions as you and who say the same as you. From such principles as these have grown our well constituted states; by these was Sparta founded: Lycurgus fixed these opinions in the Spartans by his laws and education, that neither is the servile condition more base than honourable, nor the condition of free men more honourable than base, and that those who died at ThermopylaeEpictetus alludes to the Spartans who fought at Thermopylae B. C. 480 against Xerxes and his army. Herodotus (vii. 228) has recorded the inscription placed over the Spartans:— Stranger, go tell the Spartans, Here we lie Obedient to those who bade us die. The inscription is translated by Cicero, Tusc. Disp. i. 42. died from these opinions; and through what other opinions did the Athenians leave their city?When Xerxes was advancing on Athens, the Athenians left the city and embarked on thei
l few remained but those who had fled to join the banner of their countrymen, still upheld by the unshrinking spirit of Sparta and Athens. But the forces of Greece, whenever brought into conflict with the Barbarian, had either been uniformly victorious, or had left an imperishable memorial of what courage and patriotism can do in a struggle even with the most tremendous odds. Leonidas and his three hundred Spartans had been slain at Thermopylaeæ; but the tyrant's fleet had been worsted at Ariminum, and utterly destroyed at Salamis. He himself had fled in dismay from the scene of conflict, leaving that huge army — the largest that the world ever beheld — to follow him in his flight; to die of hunger and disease; to pave with their bones the highways of Attica, of Thessaly, of Macedonia, and of Thrace, from the Piræus to the Hellespont. And now, with his prestige gone; with the charm of his invincibility dissolved forever; with his legions scattered, never to be re-united; with but t<