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The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 02

From the Rise of Greece to the Christian Era

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 161,905 / 476 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 779
Added to site: 2008.08.19 21769
Genre: History

This volume covers B.C. 450-A.D. 12.

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e mental is stronger than the physical, where facts are dominated by ideas.[9]

[Footnote 8: See Tartar Invasion of China, page 126.]

[Footnote 9: See Judas Maccabaeus Liberates Judea, page 245.]

Had Alexander even at the moment of his greatest strength directed his forces westward instead of east, he would have found a different world and encountered a sturdier resistance. He himself recognized this, and during his last years was gathering all the resources of his unwieldy empire, to hurl them against Carthage and against Italy. What the issue might have been no man can say. Alexander's death ended forever the impossible attempt to unite his race. Once more and until the end, Grecian strength was wasted against itself.

This gave opportunity to the growing powers of the West. Alexander is scarce gone ere we hear Carthage boasting that the Mediterranean is but a private lake in her possession. She rules all Western Africa and Spain, Sardinia and Corsica. She masters



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