You must possess far more strength than now before I can trust you to go to Athens, and tell King Aegeus that you are his son.
When he went to be king of Athens, he bade me treat you as a child until you should prove yourself a man by lifting this heavy stone.
When his grandfather, the wise King Pittheus, heard that Theseus intended to present himself at his father's palace, he earnestly advised him to get on board of a vessel, and go by sea; because he might thus arrive within fifteen miles of Athens, without either fatigue or danger.
I cannot stop to tell you hardly any of the adventures that befell Theseus on the road to Athens.
His fame traveled faster than he did, and reached Athens before him.
He little suspected, innocent youth that he was, that here, in this very Athens, where his father reigned, a greater danger awaited him than any which he had encountered on the road.
But, while he waited at the door, the nephews ran and told King Aegeus that a young man had arrived in Athens, who, to their certain knowledge, intended to put him to death, and get possession of his royal crown.
This chariot, in fact, was the vehicle that first brought her to Athens, where she had done nothing but mischief ever since her arrival.
But it is only a month since I grew strong enough to lift the heavy stone, and take the sword and sandals from beneath it, and come to Athens to seek my father.
Her friends, shocked at the event, had contented themselves with informing her brother at Athens
, and had then washed their hands of the matter.
Ignorant of the events of yesterday he was only riding over to get some tea, to see his niece, and to observe whether Miss Honeychurch saw anything beautiful in the desire of two old ladies to visit Athens.
Beebe reminded her that Constantinople was still unlikely, and that the Miss Alans only aimed at Athens, "with Delphi, perhaps, if the roads are safe.
Skirting along the north coast of Sicily, passing through the group of Aeolian Isles, in sight of Stromboli and Vulcania, both active volcanoes, through the Straits of Messina, with "Scylla" on the one hand and "Charybdis" on the other, along the east coast of Sicily, and in sight of Mount Etna, along the south coast of Italy, the west and south coast of Greece, in sight of ancient Crete, up Athens
Gulf, and into the Piraeus, Athens
will be reached in two and a half or three days.
For many hundred years before that time, there had been handed down, from age to age, an old legend, that the illustrious prince being afflicted with leprosy, on his return from reaping a rich harvest of knowledge in Athens, shunned the court of his royal father, and consorted moodily with husbandman and pigs.
So heedless was he of time or object, that being bound for Athens, he wandered as far out of his way as Bath.