Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr, with a Geographical and General Index

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Harper, 1868 - 613 pages
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Page 152 - During this time, they related, that the sun had four times risen out of his usual quarter, and that he had twice risen where he now sets, and twice set where he now rises...
Page 145 - ... and it is of polished stone, with figures carved on it : on this road then ten years were expended, and in forming the subterraneous apartments on the hill, on which the pyramids stand, which he had made as a burial vault for himself, in an island, formed by draining a canal from the Nile.
Page 176 - Son of Cyrus, the calamities of my family are too great to leave me the power of weeping : but the misfortunes of a companion, reduced in his old age to want of bread, is a fit subject for lamentation.
Page 250 - Hercules into the northern sea,7 and so to return to Egypt. The Phoenicians accordingly, setting out from the Red Sea, navigated the southern sea ; when autumn came, they went ashore, and sowed the land, by whatever part of Libya they happened to be sailing, and waited for harvest ; then having reaped the corn, they put to sea again. When two years had thus passEd, in the third, having doubled the pillars of Hercules, they arrived in Egypt, and related what to me does not seem credible, but may to...
Page 151 - Amyrtaeus reigned the priest of Vulcan, whose name was Sethon ; he held in no account and despised the military caste of the Egyptians, as not having need of their services ; and accordingly, among other indignities, he took away their lands ; to each of whom, under former kings, twelve chosen acres had been assigned. After this, Sennacherib, king of the Arabians and Assyrians, marched a large army against Egypt ; whereupon the Egyptian warriors refused to assist him ; and the priest being reduced...
Page 415 - ... 1 1. Artabanus thus spoke, but Xerxes, inflamed with anger, answered as follows : " Artabanus, you are my father's brother ; this will protect you from receiving the just recompence of your foolish words. However I inflict this disgrace upon you, base and cowardly as you are, -not to accompany me in my expedition against Greece, but to remain here with the women; and I, without your assistance, will accomplish all that I have said. For I should not be sprung from Darius, son of Hystaspes, son...
Page 98 - Nile should choose to divert his waters from their present bed into this Arabian gulf, what is there to hinder it from being filled up by the stream within, at the utmost, twenty thousand years ? For my part, I think it would be filled in half the time.
Page 121 - All cats that die are carried to certain sacred houses, where being first embalmed, they are buried in the city of Bubastis. All persons bury their dogs in sacred vaults within their own city ; and ichneumons are buried in the same manner as the dogs : but field-mice and hawks they carry to the city of Buto ; the ibis to Hermopolis ; the bears, which are few in number, and the wolves, which are not much larger than foxes, they bury wherever they are found lying.
Page 13 - Moreover, the following story is told of them : when the Argives were celebrating a festival of Juno, it was necessary that their mother should be drawn to the temple in a chariot ; but the oxen did not come from the field in time : the young men therefore, being pressed for time, put themselves beneath the yoke, and drew the car in which their mother sat ; and having conveyed it forty-five stadia [eight miles], they reached the temple.
Page 148 - ... up of Ethiopian stone. Some of the Grecians erroneously say that this pyramid is the work of the courtesan Rhodopis ; but they evidently appear to me ignorant who Rhodopis was ; for they would not else have attributed to her the building such a pyramid, on which, so to speak, numberless thousands of talents were expended ; besides, Rhodopis flourished in the reign of Amasis, and not at this time ; for she was very many years later than those kings who left these pyramids.

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