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Isocrates, Areopagiticus (ed. George Norlin), section 80 (search)
Well then, the Hellenes felt such confidence in those who governed the city in those times that most of them of their own accord placed themselves under the power of Athens,Cf. Isoc. 8.76. while the barbarians were so far from meddling in the affairs of the Hellenes that they neither sailed their ships-of-war this side of the Phaselis nor marched their armies beyond the Halys River, refraining, on the contrary, from all aggression.See Isoc. 4.118 and note; Isoc. 12.59.
Isocrates, Panathenaicus (ed. George Norlin), section 59 (search)
Again, I must set forth how these two cities demeaned themselves toward the barbarians;Compare the treatment of this topic in Isoc. 4.100-132. for this still remains to be done. In the time of our supremacy, the barbarians were prevented from marching with an army beyond the Halys riverSee Isoc. 4.144. and from sailing with their ships of war this side of Phaselis,See Isoc. 4.118, Isoc. 7.80, note. but under the hegemony of the Lacedaemonians not only did they gain the freedom to march and sail wherever they pleased, but they even became masters over many Hellenic states.
Strabo, Geography, Book 6, chapter 4 (search)
to attack the peoples who lived about the Padus; and it was while that war was still in progress that Hannibal invaded Italy. This latter is the second war that occurred against the Carthaginians; and not long afterwards occurred the third, in which Carthage was destroyed; and at the same time the Romans acquired, not only Libya, but also as much of Iberia as they had taken away from the Carthaginians. But the Greeks, the Macedonians, and those peoples in Asia who lived this side the Halys River and the Taurus Mountains joined the Carthaginians in a revolution, and therefore at the same time the Romans were led on to a conquest of these peoples, whose kings were Antiochus, Philip, and Perseus. Further, those of the Illyrians and Thracians who were neighbors to the Greeks and the Macedonians began to carry on war against the Romans and kept on warring until the Romans had subdued all the tribes this side the Ister and this side the Halys. And the Iberians, Celti, and all the rem
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