The History of Herodotus, Volume 1

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Talboys and Wheeler, 1824

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Page 130 - Only the land of the priests bought he not ; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them : wherefore they sold not their lands.
Page 216 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
Page 200 - Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks: for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
Page 129 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
Page 50 - Ecbatane, and built in Ecbatane walls round about of stones hewn three cubits broad and six cubits long, and made the height of the wall seventy cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits: and set the towers thereof upon the gates of it, an hundred cubits high, and the breadth thereof in the foundation threescore cubits: and he made the gates thereof, even gates that were raised to the height of seventy cubits, and the breadth of them was forty cubits, for the going forth of his mighty armies,...
Page 160 - Menes, who first ruled over Egypt, in the first place protected Memphis by a mound ; for the whole river formerly ran close to the sandy mountain on the side of Libya ; but Menes, beginning about a hundred stades above Memphis, filled in the elbow towards the south, dried up the old channel, and conducted the river into a canal, so as to make it flow between the mountains...
Page 201 - ... thus saith the Lord ; Behold, I will give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life...
Page 13 - ... through various countries for the purpose of observation ; I am therefore desirous of asking you, who is the most happy man you have seen ? " He asked this question, because he thought himself the most happy of men. But Solon, speaking the truth freely, without any flattery, answered,
Page 352 - Egyptians, during their residence among that people ; though it is now difficult to determine what those customs were. Herodotus informs us, that the Arabs shave or cut their hair round in honour of Bacchus, who (they say...
Page 115 - Egypt that abounds in sand : add to which, that Egypt, in its soil, is neither like Arabia or its confines, nor Libya, nor Syria, (Syrians occupy the sea-coast of Arabia,) but is black and crumbling, as if it were mud and alluvial deposit, brought down by the river from Ethiopia ; whereas we know that the earth of Libya is reddish, and somewhat more sandy ; and that of Arabia and Syria is more clayey and flinty.

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