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By Wendy Conklin

Confucius used to be born in 551 B.C. there has been nice anguish and chaos in this time in China. He desired to commit his lifestyles to relieving the anguish he observed and believed govt reform used to be wanted. He committed his existence to creating this reform happen.

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It is not said where the home of those Rhos was situated. It was perhaps somewhere in Sweden itself ; but it might be, too, that we have to do here with some emigrated tribe, already settled beyond the Baltic or the Gulf of Bothnia. At any rate, the ambassadors had evidently gone to Greece through what is now Russia, probably by the Dnieper, and it was by this road, really infested by a number of barbarous tribes, that the emperor would not allow them to return. One thing is remarkable, namely, that the king of the Rhos is said to be called Chacanus.

1869, vol. i. p. 145 f. 32 LECTURE I. Bulgarians as ambassador from the Kalif Muktadir, and during his stay there he often had an opportunity of seing the Russ when they came down the Volga to trade with the Bulgarians. Of this journey he left a description, of which fragments are preserved in the Geographical Dictionary of Yakuts under the article Rus\ ' I saw the Russ,' says Ibn Fadhlan, 'who had arrived with their wares, and had encamped upon the river Itil (Volga). Never saw I people of more perfect stature; they are tall like palm-trees, ruddy and fair-haired.

Pertz, Monumenta Germ. , vii. p. ) With almost the same words, evidently based upon the account of Johannes Diaconus, the event is related by the Doge Andrew Dandulo (+ 1354) in his Chronicum Venetum, lib. viii. c. 4, pars 41 (Muratori, Rerum Ital. Scriptores, xii. p. 181. ' SCANDINA VIAN ORIGIN OF ANCIENT RUSS. 47 In one place he enumerates the nations that lived north of the Greek empire, and among them he also mentions 'the Russ {Rusii) whom we with another name call Northmen V In another place he gives us a description of the unfortunate expedition of Igor in 941, quoting as his authority his own step-father who at that time had been present at Constantinople as the ambassador of the Italian king Hugo, and who with his own eyes had seen Russian prisoners decapitated by command of the Greek emperor Romanos.

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