It has all the terrible beauty of a Greek
tragedy, a tragedy in which I took a great part, but by which I have not been wounded.
But this discovery was reserved for the invincible bravery of our noble countrymen, who, not discouraged by the dangers of a navigation in seas never explored before, have subdued kingdoms and empires where the Greek
and Roman greatness, where the names of Caesar and Alexander, were never heard of; who have demolished the airy fabrics of renowned hypotheses, and detected those fables which the ancients rather chose to invent of the sources of the Nile than to confess their ignorance.
The contests of the Greeks
always afforded a pleasing opportunity to that powerful neighbor of intermeddling in their affairs.
My dear Athos," said Aramis, "you speak like Nestor, who was, as everyone knows, the wisest among the Greeks
Greece only had risen against Turkey, and had begun her war of independence; all eyes were turned towards Athens -- it was the fashion to pity and support the Greeks
By father Jove, Minerva, and Apollo, if Ulysses is still the man that he was when he wrestled with Philomeleides in Lesbos, and threw him so heavily that all the Greeks
cheered him--if he is still such, and were to come near these suitors, they would have a short shrift and a sorry wedding.
It will be what the Greeks
sought for, but could not, except in Thought, realise completely, because they had slaves, and fed them; it will be what the Renaissance sought for, but could not realise completely except in Art, because they had slaves, and starved them.
In fact, Bazin bounded up, carrying with him his little low chair, which the children tried to take away, with battles more fierce than those of the Greeks
endeavoring to recover the body of Patroclus from the hands of the Trojans.
at all events were right, he thought, who employed the same words for the mind and the diaphragm.
For the Greeks
the constitution was not merely as it is so often with us, a matter of political machinery.
I say like a Greek
, because the Greeks
are called the worst transgressors in this line.
One morning the tramp docked at Alexandria, and from the deck he looked at the city, white in the sunlight, and the crowd on the wharf; he saw the natives in their shabby gabardines, the blacks from the Soudan, the noisy throng of Greeks
and Italians, the grave Turks in tarbooshes, the sunshine and the blue sky; and something happened to him.
I was concerned in getting at the Greeks
and Romans, and I did not know through what nimble air and by what lovely ways I was led to them.
He was as bold and dominant of spirit as he was strong of body, and because of this he was widely known by another name, that of "The King of the Greeks
Baldwin did not long rule as Emperor of the East, and the Greeks
after a time succeeded in regaining Constantinople from the western Christians.