Manual of Ancient Geography and History

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D. Appleton & Company, 1857


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Page 392 - This done, the scholar is prepared to express thoughts in his own language, and is now required to write sentences of every kind, a word being given to suggest an idea for each...
Page 392 - He is then led to consider the different kinds of clauses and sentences, and is thus prepared for Punctuation, on which subject he is furnished with well considered rules, arranged on a new and simple plan. Directions f:;r the use of capital letters follow.
Page 394 - ... arrangement. Instead of proceeding at once to the dry details which are distasteful and discouraging to the pupil, Mr. M. commences by viewing the sentence as a whole, analyzing it into its proper parts, and exhibiting their connection ; and, after having thus parsed the sentence logically, proceeds to consider the individual words that compose it, in all their grammatical relations.
Page 389 - HISTORY. — Containing the Political History, Geographical Position, and Social State of the Principal Nations of Antiquity, carefully digested from the Ancient Writers, and illustrated by the Discoveries of Modern Scholars and Travelers.
Page 103 - Attica, and married the daughter of the king (Astccus), to whose throne he succeeded. He built the Acropolis (Cecropia), established the worship of Zeus and Athene, introduced lawful marriages and the interment of the dead, and divided the country into twelve demi. b. CADMUS, son of Agenor, king of Sidon, being sent B (according to the legend) by his father in search of his sister Europa, who had been carried off by Zeus (a myth expressing the migration of the Phoenicians into Europe), arrived in...
Page 388 - This work will be found to contain a clear and satisfactory exposi tion of the revolutions of the middle ages, with such general views of literature, society, and manners, as are required to explain the passages from ancient to modern history.
Page 389 - Reed has added greatly to the worth and interest of the volume, by appending to each lecture such extracts from Dr. Arnold's other writings as would more fully illustrate its prominent points. The notes and appendix which he has thus furnished are exceedingly valuable."—Courier and Enquirer.
Page 385 - Small as the compass of it is, we may confidently affirm that it is a great improvement on all preceding works of the kind. We no longer meet with the wretched old method, in which subjects essentially distinct are herded together, and connected subjects disconnected, but have a simple, systematic arrangement, by which the reader readily receives a clear representation of Roman life.
Page 387 - On examination, it will be found that more than ordinary labor has been expended upon this work, and that the author has proceeded upon higher principles, and has had higher aims in view than historical compilers ordinarily propose to themselves. Instead of being a mere catalogue of events, chronologically arranged, it is a careful, laborious, and instructive digest of the laws, customs, manners, institutions, and civilization of the ancient and mpdern nations.

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