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Ruins of Ancient Cities (Volume II) By Charles Bucke
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Fallen, fallen, a silent heap; their heroes all Sunk in their urns: —Behold the pride of pomp, The throne of nations fallen; obscured in dust Even yet majestical. The solemn scene Elates the... More > soul! {DYER} In our Book, we mentioned below "ANCIENT CITIES": I. MESSENE II. MYCENÆ III. MILETUS IV. NAUPLIA V. NEMEA VI. NINEVEH VII. NUMANTIA VIII. OLYMPIA IX. PUTEOLI X. PALMYRA (TADMOR) XI. PATRÆ XII. PELLA XIII. PERGAMUS XIV. PERSEPOLIS XV. PETRA (WADY MOUSA) XVI. PHIGALIA XVII. PLATÆA XVIII. PÆSTUM XIX. POMPEII XX. RAMA XXI. ROME XXII. SAGUNTUM XXIII. SAIS XXIV. SAMARIA XXV. SAPPHURA XXVI. SARDIS XXVII. SELEUCIA XXVIII. SELINUS, OR SELINUNTUM XXIX. SICYON XXX. SIDON XXXI. SMYRNA XXXII. SPALATRO XXXIII. STRATONICE XXXIV. SUSA XXXV. SYBARIS XXXVI. SYENE XXXVII. SYRACUSE XXXVIII. THEBES XXXIX. TROJA, AND OTHER CITIES OF THE TROAS XL. TYRE XLI. VEII ________________________________________ The walls of Messene, built of hewn stone, crowned with battlements...< Less
Ruins of Ancient Cities (Volume I) By Charles Bucke
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"The reader is requested to observe, that, though the plan of this work is entirely his own, the compiler of it does not put it forth as in any way original in respect to language or... More > description. It is, in fact, a much better book, than if it had been what is strictly called original, (which, indeed, must have involved an utter impossibility:) for it is a selection of some of the best materials the British Museum could furnish; sometimes worked up in his own language; and sometimes—and, indeed, very frequently—in that of others: the compiler having, at an humble distance and with unequal steps, followed the plan which M. Rollin proposed to himself, when he composed his celebrated history of ancient times.—" C. Bucke Of chance or change, oh! let not man complain; Else shall he never, never, cease to wail; For from the imperial dome, to where the swain Rears his lone cottage in the silent dale, All feel the assault of fortune's fickle gale. Art, empire, earth itself, to change are doom'd; {BEATTIE}< Less

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