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THE LIBRARY OF ENTERTAINING KNOWLEDGE.

HISTORICAL

P A R A L L E L S ;

VOLUME I.

BOSTON:
LILLY AND WAIT (LATE WELLS AND LILLY) AND

CARTER AND HENLEE.
G. & C. & H. Carvill, and E. Bliss, New-York; Carey & Hart, Phila-

delphia ; E. J. Coule, and W. & J. Neal, Baltimore; Thompson & Homans, Washington ; W. M. Morrison, Alexandria ; R. D. Sanxay, Richmond ; W. H. Berrett, Charleston, s. C. ; Salmon Hall, Newbern, N. C. ; Mary Carroll, New Orleans ; Odiorne & Smith, Mobile; J. P. Ayres, Nashville, T.; N. & G. Guilford, Cincinnati ; Little & Cummings, Albany ; H. Howe, New-Haven ; H. & F. J. Huntington, Hartford ; s. Butler & Son, Northampton ; Whipple & Lawrence, Sa

Eli French, Dover ; H. S. Favor, Eastport ; and S. Colman, Portland.

lem ;

1831.

Lit' YOK

248558

AIOR, 1 ENCA TILDEN FOUNDATION

1902

1

INTRODUCTION,

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CHAPTER I.

Mythic period of Grecian history – Savage state of Greece

compared with that of Scandinavia--Anecdotes of North-

ern warriors Hercules -'i heseus State of Greece

in their time, illustrated by that of England subsequent

to the Conquest Argonautic expedition – Theban war
- Story of Don Pedro of Castile — Trojan war,

CHAPTER II.

Aristomenes - Hereward le Wake – Wallace,

38

CHAPTER III.

Treatment of Prisoners of War Crasus Roman

Triumphs — Sapor and Valerian — Imprisonment of

Bajazet – His treatment of the Marshal Boucicaut and

his Companions

Changes produced by the advance

of Civilization - Effect of Feudal Institutions — Anec-

dote from Froissart Conduct of the Black Prince to-

wards the Constable Du Guesclin, and the King of France, 78

CHAPTER IV.

'Tyranny of Cambyses, terminating in madness - of Ca-

Jigula — of the Emperor Paul,

119

CHAPTER 4: :

Early changes in the athensan constitutions. Morder of

Cylon Fatalisın — Usurpation of, Pisistratus — His

policy - Hippias and Hipparchus, Conspiracy of

Harmodius and Aristogiton = 'Expulsion of Hippias

Cosmo de Medici, Lorenzo, and Giuliano de Medici

Conspiracy of the Pazzi,

163

CHAPTER VI.

Invision of Scythia by Darius — Destruction of Crassus

and his army by the Parth ans – Retreat of Antony

Retreat and death of Julian Retreat from Moscow, 204

CHAPTER VII.

Marathon – Pattle of Tours – Poema del Cid – Siege

of Vienna hy the Turks in 1683 - Lattle of Morgarten

- Battle of Sempach,

257

CHAPTER VIII.

Thermopylæ - Battle of St Jaques, near Basle — Siege

of Malta in 1565 – Destruction of the Sacred Band'

in the Greek Revolution — Roncesvalles,

314

CHAPTER IX.

Salamis - Siege of Leyden - Spanish Armada,

348

CHAPTER X.

Sequel of the Life of Miltjades - of Aristides of The

mistocles,

893

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