Xerxes

Xerxes

by Jacob Abbott

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ISBN-13: 9781722947446
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2018
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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Counselors of Xerxes. Age and character of Mardonius. Chapter III. Debate On The Proposed Invasion Of Greece. THE two great counselors on whose judgment Xerxes mainly relied, so far as he looked to any other judgment than his own in the formation of his plans, were Artabanus, the uncle by whose decision the throne had been awarded to him, and Mardonius, the command- er-in-chief of his armies. Xerxes himself was quite a young man, of a proud and lofty, yet generous character, and full of self-confidence and hope. Mardonius was much older, but he was a soldier by profession, and was eager to distinguish himself in some great military campaign. It has always been unfortunate for the peace and happiness of mankind, under all monarchical and despotic governments, in every age of the world, that, through some depraved and unaccountable perversion of public sentiment, those who are not born to greatness have had no means of attaining to it except as heroes in war. Many men have, indeed, by their men- The avenues to renown. Blood inherited and blood shed. tal powers or their moral excellences, acquired an extended and lasting posthumous fame ; but in respect to all immediate and exalted distinction and honor, it will be found, on reviewing the history of the human race, that there have generally been but two possible avenues to them: on the one hand, high birth, and on the other, the performance of great deeds of carnage and destruction. There must be, it seems, as the only valid claim to renown, either blood inherited or blood shed. The glory of the latter is second, indeed, to that of the former, but it is only second. He who has sacked a city stands very high in the estimation ofhis fellows. He yields precedence only to him whose grandfather sacked one. This state of...

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The guy walked in, looking around knowingly.
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[Bbl i have to go to the airport to pick up my cousin.]
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Yawns
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The woman strides in and glances around. Even though a creature like herself shouldn't be here, she was. The woman glances around at the camp, and the campers for only a brief moment. 'Hm.'
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Fox &square Fox is wearing a blue-gray button up with a white shirt below it. He has dark blue jeans and his gray converse. He has his pendant along with a gold band on his necklace. <p> Zeryn &square Zeryn is in a midnight blue cut-off, decorated with a white heart pierced by an arrow, with a black tanktop underneath. She has ripped, dark skinny jeans and her ever-present black knee-high boots. Her hair straight with slight curls in the bangs. She has rubber bracelets around her wrist and an amethyst-crowned silver ring on her right hand. She has dark eyeliner on with blue-black eyeshadow and a pale cream colored lipstick. <p> [BTW, Zeryn's bio is at 'zeryn' res. ]
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