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A SELECTION

OF

EVENTS FROM ANCIENT HISTORY.

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Artificial Memory first taught by Simonides, . . B. C. 469
Athenian army under Nicias, captured at Syracuse, . 413
Beginning of the Olympic Era, . . . . . 776
Byzantium, (now Constantinople,) founded,. . . 657
Cæsar killed in the Senate-house, by Brutus and Cassius, 44
Cambyses, king of Persia, conquered Egypt, . . . 525
Cicero banished, at the instigation of Clodius, . . 58
Cyrus captured Babylon, . . . . . . . 538
Death of Socrates, . . . . . . . 400
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, completes his history, .
Draco of Athens, framed his bloody code of laws, . . 621
Eclipse of the Moon: the first on record, . . .
First law in Rome against bribery at elections, . . 149
First Triumvirate, between Pompey, Cæsar and Crassus, . 60
Gladiators first exhibited, . . .

. . 264
Grecian system of education adopted at Rome, . . . 164
Homer supposed to have flourished, . . . , 907
Lysimachus defeated and slain at Cyropedium, .
Marius defeats and captures Jugurtha, . . . . 106
Parchment invented by King Attalus, . . . . 210
Peloponnesian War commenced, . . . . . 431
Pompey's Pillar erected at Alexandria, . . . . 48
Retreat of the Ten thousand Greeks, under Xenophon, . 401
Rise of the Achæan League, . . . . . . 280
Rome founded, . . . . . . . . 753
Sardinia and Corsica conquered by the Romans, . . 231
Scipio “carries the war into Africa,” and besieges Utica, 204
Second Punic War commenced-lasted sixteen years, . 218
The seven wise men of Greece flourish, . . . . 621
Solar Eclipses first calculated, by Thales, . . . 620
Solon's Laws adopted at Athens, . . . . . 594
The Mausoleum, the sixth wonder of the world, erected, 351
Tiberius Gracchus put to death, . . . . . 133
Xerxes, king of Persia, commenced his reign, . . . 485

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FORMULAS FOR
ANCIENT HISTORICAL EVENTS.

Artificial Memory first taught by Simonides, 4 6 9 made him

Rich and Happy. re, che, pe. The Athenian Army, under Nicias, was cap. 4 1 3

tured at Syracuse, during A War Time. re, te, me. The Olympic Era, was established by some 7 7 6

King or Jew. ke, ghe, je. Byzantium or Constantinople was founded, 6 5 7 and cost more than

A Shilling. she, le, ghe. Cæsar, who was killed in the Senate-house, 0 4 4

had the reputation of A Wise Warrior. ze, re, re. Cambyses, king of Persia, conquered Egypt, 5 2 5 and took

A Sail on the Nile. Cicero was banished at the instigation of

Clodius, and he left rather than be A Slave, se, Cyrus captured Babylon, by

A Sly Move. le, Socrates was put to death, and slept as quiet. 4 0 0 ly as if on a bed of

Roses. re, ze, ze. Dionysius of Halicarnassus completed his 0 7

History, which was celebrated in Song. se, ghe Draco of Athens framed his bloody code of 6 2 1

laws, and acted like a cruel Giant. je, ne, te. The First Eclipse of the Moon on record, 7 2 1 looked like

A Sky Window. ke, ne, The Law in Rome against bribery at elec- 1 tions, affected many

A Tribe, te, The First Triumvirate, was a coalition of 0 6 three

Sages. se, je, Gladiators were first exhibited, and inflicted 2 6 on one another much

Injury. ne, je, re. The Grecian System of Education, adopted 1 6 4 at Rome, had many

A Teacher. te, che, re. Homer, one of the earliest poets, flourished, 9 0 7 and made

Poesy Awake. pe, ze, ke. Lysimachus was defeated and slain, in

2 8 1

A New Fight. ne, fe, te. Marius defeated and captured Jugurtha, 1 after

A Hot Siege. te, se, je. Parchment invented by King Attalus, was 2 1 used in writing

Notes. ne, te, When the Peloponnesian War commenced, 4 3 every soldier was

Armed. re, me, de. Pompey's Pillar, erected at Alexandria, is 0 4 8 higher than

A House-roof. se, re, At the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks, 4. 0 they did not stop to

Rest. re, se, At the Rise of the Achæan League, there 2 8 0 were many

Knaves. ne, ve, ze. Rome was founded, by a colony from an 7 5 3 eastern

Clime. ke, le, me. Sardinia and Corsica were conquered by the 2 3 1 Romans, to gratify their

Enmity. ne, me, te. Scipio carried the war into Africa, making 2 0 4

A Noisy War. ne, ze, re. The Second Punic War commenced, by en. 2 1 listing every

Native. ne, The Seven Wise Men of Greece flourished, 6 2 and constituted a wise

Junto. je, ne, Solar Eclipses were first calculated by 6 Thales, a man of

Genius. je, Solon's Laws adopted at Athens, were the 5 9 result of considerable

Labor. le, be, The Mausoleum, the 6th. wonder of the world, 3 5

cost more money than A Small Hut. me, le, te. Tiberius Gracchus was put to death, and 1 3 3 denied

A Tomb at Home. te, me, me Xerxes, king of Persia, commenced his reign, 4 8 5 before the invention of the

Rifle. re, fe, le.

80,

Sacred Chronology.

1. Creation of the world, . . . . . B. C. 4004 Birth of Cain, the first born of Adam and Eve, . . 4003 Abel murdered by his brother Cain, . . . . 3875 Enoch translated to heaven, . . . . . 3017 Universal Deluge, in the 600th year of Noah's age, 2348 Babel Tower built by Noah's posterity, . .

2247 Calling of Abraham, . . . . . . .

1921 Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by fire from heaven, . 1897 Isaac offered in sacrifice by his father, . . . 1871 Esau sells his birth-right to Jacob, for a mess of potage, 1816 Jacob married Leah and Rachel, . . . . . 1759 Joseph sold by his brethren, . . . . .

1728 Moses born, . . . . . . . . 1571 Job flourished; famous for his wisdom and patience, 1513 Pharaoh's host drowned in the Red Sea, ..

1491 Moses saw Jehovah in the burning bush, . .

1491 Moses received the Law on Mount Sinai, . . .

1491 Moses wrote the Pentateuch,. . . .

1452 Moses smote the rock, and drew water from it, . . 1452 The Israelites enter Canaan, under Joshua, . Fall of Jericho, under the trumpets of Joshua, . 1451 Boaz married Ruth, . . . . . . .

1312 Jephthah sacrificed his daughter, . . . . 1188 Samson killed 1000 Philistines with a jaw-bone, . 1136 David kills Goliah the Philistine giant, with his sling, 1062 Saul slew himself, and David was elected King of Israel, 1055 Solomon succeeded David, as King of Israel, . . 1015 Solomon laid the foundation of the temple, . . 1012 Division of Israel and Judah, under Jeroboam, . . 975 Elijah the prophet, translated to heaven, . . 896 Jehu King of Israel, destroyed the priests of Baal, 884 Jonah swallowed by a whale, . . . . . 801 Isaiah began to prophecy, . . . . . . 758 Ahaz King of Judah, sets up idol worship,

742 End of the kingdom of Israel, . . . . . 721 Senacherib's army of 185,000 men, destroyed by an angel, 710 Holofernes beheaded by Judith, . . . . 657 Josiah the pious, begins to reign, . . . . 641

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