Ancient History from the Monuments: Persia from the Earliest by William Sandys W. Vaux

By William Sandys W. Vaux

This Elibron Classics booklet is a facsimile reprint of a 1876 variation via Scribner, Armstrong & Co., big apple.

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The " on the left of the large mound," says he, HISTORY OF PERSIA. sculpture, 5s the smaller walls 45 without doubt the great mound or citadel, mound, the palace, while the town with its and date low eastern ruins 1 trees, V exactly corresponds with the Chaldaea and Susiana, p. 423. HISTORY OF PERSIA. 46 Now, although is accepted by " name Madaktu," Cuneiform scholars, and probably the reading of the all represents a place named Badaca, about twenty-five how we can ignore miles from Susa, I do not see I am, altogether Mr.

If the small Clearchus, was able army originally commanded by nought the daily assaults of a force thirty or forty times their number, Greeks and Persians must alike have felt that the conquest to set at of the whole Persian empire was no impossible feat It is more than probable that sober reof arms. flections on the course of genius of such a man this war suggested to the as Alexander 'the certainty of his ultimate success, in the great war in which, seventy years later, he engaged. " Previously to the safe return of the Ten thousand," the Greeks fancied the district between the Black and HISTORY OF PERSIA.

The army appears to have advanced in three divisions, from Sardis to the Hellespont, partly along the shore and partly inland, and to have occupied Northern Greece Some minor incidents almost without opposition. vast occurred on the way such as a trial of seamanship, in which the Sidonians proved themselves the best; and some losses from thunderstorms, and from lions who, descending from the Thessalian hills, devoured some of the baggage horses. All the Greek states, with the exception of Athens and Sparta, at once succumbed, and sent messengers to Xerxes, bearing earth and while the hand- water, the symbols of their submission : HISTORY OF PERSIA.

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