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THE

HISTORY

HER O D O T U S.

A NEW ENGLISH VERSION, EDITED WITH COPIOUS NOTES AND APPENDICES,
ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF HERODOTUS, FROM THE

MOST RECENT SOURCES OF INFORMATION; AND EMBODYING
THE CHIEF RESULTS, HISTORICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHICAL,
WHICH HAVE BEEN OBTAINED IN THE PROGRESS
OF CUNEIFORM AND HIEROGLYPHICAL

DISCOVERY.

BY

GEORGE RAWLINSON, M.A.,

LATE FELLOW AND TUTOR OF EXETER COLLEGE, OXFORD.

ASSISTED BY

COL. SIR HENRY RAWLINSON, K.C.B., AND SIR J. G. WILKINSON, F.R.S.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.—Vol. II.

WITH MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1858.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

THE SECOND BOOK, ENTITLED EUTERPÉ.

ACCESSION of Cambyses -- he invades Egypt (ch. 1). Description of Egypt

Antiquity (2). Seats of learning (3). Inventions, &c. (4). Description of the

country (5-13). Agriculture (14). Boundaries (15-18). The Nile - Causes

of the inundation (19-27). Sources (28). The Upper Nile (29-31). The

interior of Libya (32). Comparison of the Nile and Ister (33-4). Customs

of the Egyptians — their strangeness (35-36.) Religious customs (37-48).

Connexion of the religions of Egypt and Greece (49-57). Egyptian Festivals

(58-64). Sacred animals (65-67). The Crocodile (68-70). The Hippopotamus

(71). Otters, fish, &c. (72). The Phenix (73). Sacred and winged ser-

pents (74-75). The Ibis (76). Daily life of the Egyptians (77-80). Dress

(81). Divination (82). Oracles (83). Practice of Medicine (84). Funerals

(85-90). Worship of Perseus (91). Customs of the marsh-men (92-5).

Egyptian boats (96). Routes in the flood-time (97). Anthylla and

Archandropolis (98). History of Egypt - Mên (99). His successors -

Nitocris — Moris (100-1). Sesostris - his expeditions - his works in Egypt

(102-110). His son, Pheron (111). Proteus --- story of Helen (112-120).

Rhampsinitus (122). Doctrine of metempsychosis (123). Cheops - his

pyramid (124-6). Chephren (127-8). Mycerinus (129-133). His pyramid —

history of Rhodopis (134-5). Asychis (136). Anysis – Sabaco (137-40).

Sethos — invasion of Sennacherib (141). Number of the kings (142-3). Greek

and Egyptian notions of the age of the gods (144-6). The Dodecarchy

(147-152). Psammetichus (154.7). · Neco, his son (158-9). Psammis, son of

Neco (160). Apries, son of Psammis — his deposition (161-9). Tomb of
Osiris (170). Egyptian mysteries (171). Reign of Amasis (172-7). His
favour to the Greeks (178-182) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Page 1

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