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Pausanias, Description of Greece, Elis 2, chapter 18 (search)
fect accuracy, inscribed his name upon the book and sent it round to the cities. Though Anaximenes was the author of the treatise, hatred of Theopompus grew throughout the length of Greece. Moreover, Anaximenes was the first to compose extemporary speeches, though I cannot believe that he was the author of the epic on Alexander.Sotades at the ninety-ninth Festival384 B.C. was victorious in the long race and proclaimed a Cretan, as in fact he was. But at the next Festival he made himself an Ephesian, being bribed to do so by the Ephesian people. For this act he was banished by the Cretans. The first athletes to have their statues dedicated at Olympia were Praxidamas of Aegina, victorious at boxing at the fifty-ninth Festival544 B.C., and Rexibius the Opuntian, a successful pancratiast at the sixty-first Festival536 B.C.. These statues stand near the pillar of Oenomaus, and are made of wood, Rexibius of figwood and the Aeginetan of cypress, and his statue is less decayed than the other.
the Solway, 80 miles; and the other Roman wall which united the Forth and Clyde, 36 miles. The Egyptians built no permanent bridges across the Nile, but were familiar with framing trestlework, and with ponton and draw bridges; the latter are seen frequently in their paintings representing fortified towns, sieges, etc. The Greeks had but small rivers, and had no stone bridges until after the Roman conquest. We learn from the Greek historians that bridges were constructed by Cyrus (536 B. C.), Darius (490 B. C.), Xerxes (480 B. C.), and Pyrrhus (280 B. C.). Each of these was a military bridge for a special purpose, and had no permanent character. The bridge of Cyrus, over the Meander, was supported on boats, like those which crossed the Bosphorus and the Hellespont under the orders of his successors; Xenophon states that the bridge of Cyrus had seven boats. The bridge of Xerxes was 500 paces in length. Ships were used as pontons; cords of flax and biblos united them; tran