By Thucydides

The traditional Classics sequence presents eReaders with the knowledge of the Classical international, with either English translations and the unique Latin and Greek texts. This accomplished publication provides the whole works of the nice historian Thucydides, with appealing illustrations, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)
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* additionally comprises Xenophon’s seven e-book continuation: HELLENICA, permitting you to complete interpreting Thucydides’ unfinished work
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And carried off by my mad mind, I was still blurting out these words when, with such brightness as I had never seen, my gracious mother stood there before me; and across the night she gleamed with pure light, unmistaken goddess, 47 760 765 770 775 780 785 790 795 48 THE AENEID as lovely and as tall as she appears whenever she is seen by heaven’s beings. And while she caught and held my right hand fast, she spoke these words to me with her rose lips: ‘My son, what bitterness has kindled this fanatic anger?

And Pyrrhus with his left hand clutched tight the hair of Priam; his right hand drew his glistening blade, and then he buried it hilt-high in the king’s side. This was the end of Priam’s destinies, the close that fell to him by fate: to see his Troy in flames and Pergamus laid low— who once was proud king over many nations and lands of Asia. Now he lies along the shore, a giant trunk, his head torn from his shoulders, as a corpse without a name. “This was the first time savage horror took me. I was astounded; as I saw the king gasping his life away beneath a ruthless wound, there before me rose the effigy of my dear father, just as old as Priam; before me rose Creüsa, left alone, [531-562] 715 720 725 730 735 740 745 750 755 [563-591] BOOK II my plundered home, the fate of small Iülus.

He stopped. The other, schooled in Grecian guile and wiles, lifts his unfettered hands to heaven: ‘You everlasting fires,’ he cries, ‘and your inviolable power, be my witness; you altars, savage swords that I escaped, you garlands of the gods I wore as victim, it now is right for me to break the holy oath of my loyalty and right for me to hate the Greeks, to bring all things to light, whatever they conceal. I am no longer bound to obey the laws of my own country. But, Troy, you must hold fast what you have promised; 190 195 200 205 210 215 220 225 34 THE AENEID [160-188] preserved, preserve your word to me, if now I tell the truth and so repay you fully.

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