An Thiopian History Written in Greek Heliodorus by Heliodorus of Emesa

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An Thiopian History Written in Greek  by  Heliodorus by Heliodorus of Emesa

An Thiopian History Written in Greek by Heliodorus by Heliodorus of Emesa
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ... BOOKE II Bacchus pleased with merrieMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ... BOOKE II Bacchus pleased with merrie songs and tales.

Oroondates deputie of Egypt. The wives of Greece have their drinking gossips. made no difference of meates) they dranke, he water, and Cnemon wine. After a little while then Cnemon saide, Father, how well Bacchus is pleased with tales and banquetting songs, you know wel inough. Wherefore nowe also seeing he hath challenged mee to himselfe, he moveth me to desire to heare somewhat, and constraineth me to crave my promised reward, and now it is time for you to make provision to play this commedie as on a stage, as the proverbe is. You shall neare it, said hee, and would to God that thrifty Nausicles had beene here, whom I have oft by divers delaies deluded, very desirous to heare this tale.

After Cnemon hearde Nausicles named, he asked where he was then. He is gone, quoth the olde man, on hunting. What manner of hunting, said he? Of wilde beasts very cruell, which be called in deede men, and heardmen, but live by thefte, and can hardly be intrapped, for that they use by pathes, and caves in the marish ground.

Whereof doeth hee accuse them, said he? Of the taking away of a lemman of his, which he brought from Athens, whome he called Thisbe. Lord God, saies Cnemon, and therewithal suddenly helde his peace, as though he woulde say no more, and when the olde man asked him what he ayled, Cnemon willing to bring him to other matters, saide, I marvel how, or with what armie emboldened, he durst set upon them.

He answered, Oroondates is made deputie of Egypt, by the great king, by whose commaundement, Mitranes captaine of the watch, is made governour of this Towne. Nausicles hired him for a great summe of money, and with great company of horsemen and footemen conducted him against them. Hee taketh in very ill par...



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