Arrian's History of Alexander's Expedition Volume 2

Arrian's History of Alexander's Expedition Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...with their king, whom in a short while, he said, he doubted not but to see again at Babylon/ by those who heard them; but the decease of Alexander afterwards at Babylon brought them fresh into their memories, and they then looked upon them as a prophecy of his death. CHAPTER XIX, When Alexander was on his way to Babylon, he was met by several ambassadors from Greece; but on what particular account they were sent, is not certain; though, in my opinion, they might be dispatched by the Grecians to crown him with garlands, and congratulate him for the victories he had gained, as well over other nations as the Indians; and to manifest the public joy for his safe return out of India. But whatever their business was, it is most certain he received them kindly, and sent them home highly honoured: and whatever statues of famous men, or images of gods, or other things set apart for divine worship, Xerxes had carried away, and deposited, either at Babylon, or Pasargadae, or Susa, or any other city of Asia, he delivered them to those ambassadors, to be transported back to Greece; by which means the brazen statues of Harmodius and Aristogiton came to be restored, as also the image of Diana of Cercasa. He had, moreover, a navy of ships at Babylon, as Aristobulus tells us, which were partly brought from the Persian Sea, by the river Euphrates, and partly from Phoenicia. Those which arrived from Phoenicia f were two quinqueremes, three quadriremes, twelve triremes, and thirty galleys of thirty oars a-piece: these were taken to pieces in Phoenicia, and thence conveyed over land to Thapsacus, upon the river Euphrates; where being again joined, they were carried down the river to Babylon. The same author also tells us, that Alexander had ordered cypresstrees to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626117
  • 9781236626110