The history of Greece under Othoman and Venetian domination

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Sivu 80 - Can tyrants but by tyrants conquered be, And Freedom find no champion and no child Such as Columbia saw arise when she Sprung forth a Pallas, armed and undefiled ? Or must such minds be nourished in the wild, Deep in the unpruned forest, midst the roar Of cataracts, where nursing Nature smiled On infant Washington?
Sivu vi - Crown 8vo, 6s. HISTORY OF GREECE UNDER FOREIGN DOMINATION. By GEORGE FINLAY, LL.D., Athens— viz. : GREECE UNDER THE ROMANS. BC 146 to AD 717. A Historical View of the Condition of the Greek Nation from its Conquest by the Romans until the Extinction of the Roman Power in the East. Second Edition, 16s.
Sivu 62 - It would be impossible to give a complete account of the financial resources and monetary condition of the Othoman empire, without more accurate information than we possess concerning the quantity of the precious metals which was annually put in circulation from the produce of the mines in the sultan's dominions during the latter half of the fifteenth and the early part of the sixteenth centuries. The sum must have been considerable, with reference to prices, at that period. In Europe, very productive...
Sivu 353 - ... are generally as remarkable for avidity as for industry, he passed his life in independent poverty, in order that he might consecrate his whole time, and the undivided strength of his mind, to improve the moral and political feelings of the Greeks. His efforts have not been fruitless. He methodized the literary language of his countrymen, while he infused into their minds principles of true liberty and pure morality. His influence on the men who participated in the Greek Revolution was so great,...
Sivu 101 - If the gentlemen of these colonies do tyrannize over the villages of their dominion, the best way is not to seem to see it, that there may be no kindness between them and their subjects; but if they offend in any thing else, 'twill be well to chastise them severely, that they may not brag of any privileges more than others.
Sivu 223 - Nauplia, was compelled to divide his army to meet them. On the 25th of September a Venetian bomb blew up a small powdermagazine in the Propylaea, and on the following evening another fell in the Parthenon, where the Turks had deposited all their most valuable effects, with a considerable quantity of powder and inflammable materials. A terrific explosion took place ; the centre columns of the peristyle, the walls of the cella, and the immense architraves and cornices they supported, were scattered...
Sivu 3 - Morea and the duchy of Athens. Garrisons of the sultan's regular troops were stationed in a few of the strongest fortresses under their own officers ; but the general defence of the country and the maintenance of order among the inhabitants was intrusted to Saganos, who was invested with the revenue necessary for the purpose. The arbitrary power of the pasha and the license of the regular garrisons were restrained by the timariot system. The feudal usages, which the earliest...
Sivu 334 - In the morning they were brought on deck one by one, and ' their heads were cut off as ducks' heads are cut off at home,' says the narrator, ' and then we threw them overboard.' This was the first time the whole crew were obliged to take their turn in murdering the prisoners, and the English at first refused ; but when the captain told them they were cowards, and that he could not believe they were really Englishmen, they did the same as the rest, and afterwards were even worse than the others, for...
Sivu 78 - ... the greater part in ruins. The Greek inhabitants gradually decreased in number from that time, and their place was filled by poor Albanian peasants. Venetian, Catalan, and Turkish corsairs cruised in all the seas of Greece, carrying off the defenceless inhabitants to sell them as slaves ; some, in their eagerness for booty, paid very little attention to inquire who was sovereign of the country, if plunder could be carried off with impunity. The Venetian government excited the activity of its...
Sivu 327 - ... little army of the capitan-pasha in the plain, and were completely defeated by the steady valour of the infantry and by the fire of the artillery. After this victory Hassan hunted down their dispersed bands over the whole peninsula, and exterminated them without mercy. The heads of the chieftains were sent to Constantinople, and exposed before the gate of the serai, while a pyramid was formed of those of the soldiers under the walls of Tripolitza, the remains of which were seen by travellers...

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