Studies in History: Containing the History of Greece, from Its Earliest Period, to Its Final Subjugation by the Romans; In a Series of Essays, Accompanied with Reflections, References to Original Authorities, and Historical Questions (Classic Reprint)
Author: Thomas Morell
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: December 01, 2018
Excerpt from Studies in History: Containing the History of Greece, From Its Earliest Period, to Its Final Subjugation by the Romans; In a Series of Essays, Accompanied With Reflections, References to Original Authorities, and Historical Questions
Nuine piety. If an exception be made in favour Of the excellent Rollin, (whose history 1s too ex tended for general use, ) Of the rest it may with too much truth' be affirmed, that they betray a lamentable deficiency of moral and religious sentiment - that an extremely disproportionate attention is paid to the military achievements of lawless conquerors and ruthless tyrants - that a false, because an unscriptural lustre, is thrown around the names and characters of the most celebrated heroes of antiquity - that actions are highly applauded by them, which Christianity teaches us to censure and condemn-jand, finally, that many of their pages breathe more of the impure spirit of Polytheism than of the genius and temper of our Holy Religion.
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