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" I.sdere tela solent" 31 The two classical instances were probably present to Dante's mind, (i) The Delphic oracle to Croesus, that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom (Herod, i. 53), which he may have read in Cic. De Div. ii. 56,... "
Real Dialogues on the Evidences of Christianity: From "Death Bed Scenes" - Page 112
by Clergyman of the Church of England - 1835 - 270 pages
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The Commedia and Canzoniere of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2

Dante Alighieri - 1887
...Solent." 31 The two classical instances were probably present to Dante's mind, (i) The Delphic oracle to Croesus, that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom (Herod, i. 53), which he may have read in Cic. De Div. ii. 56. and the " Aio te, j&acide, Kamanos vincere...
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The Commedia and Canzoniere of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2

Dante Alighieri - 1887
...The two classical instances were probably present to Dante's mind, (i) The Delphic oracle to Crnesus, that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom {Herod, i. 53), which he may have read in Cic. DC Div. ii. 56, and the "Aw te, jfcacidti Komattes '•inct'e...
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Ridpath's Universal History: An Account of the Origin, Primitive ..., Volume 10

John Clark Ridpath - World history - 1897
...couplets which could be made to read both ways in the light of the dénouement. Thus Croesus was told that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom. Whose kingdom? His own, or that of Cyaxares ? The former, as it proved ; the latter, as it was hoped....
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Paradise

Dante Alighieri - 1902
...sclent." 31 The two classical instances were probably present to Dante's mind, (1) The Delphic oracle to Croesus, that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom (Herod, i. 53), which he may have read in Cic. De Div. ii. 56, and the " Aio te, jEacide, Romanes vincere...
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Greek History for Young Readers

Alice Zimmern - Greece - 1903 - 373 pages
...the oracle at Delphi, and it was then that he received what Herodotus calls the "counterfeit answer", that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom. Croesus resolved to invade Persia. With a view to this war he had for some time been trying to get...
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Notes on the History and Political Institutions of the Old World

Edward Ritter von Preissig - Europe - 1906 - 719 pages
...form that they could be read both ways, favourable or unfavourable. So, for instance, Croesus was told that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom. But they did not tell him whose kingdom, whether his own or that of Cyaxeres, and the fate of Crcesus...
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Ridpath's History of the World: Being an Account of the Principal ..., Volume 2

John Clark Ridpath - Ethnology - 1910
...couplets which could be made to read both ways in the light of the denouement. Thus Croesus was told that if he crossed the Halys he would destroy a great kingdom. Whose kingdom? His own, or that of Cyaxares ? The former, as it proved ; the latter, as it was hoped....
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