Herodotus. Clio; Tr. Literally from the Text of Baeher [Sic] by H. Owgan

Herodotus. Clio; Tr. Literally from the Text of Baeher [Sic] by H. Owgan

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...106. The Scythians, theu, governed Asia for eight and twenty years, and everything was deranged by their insolence and neglect; for, independently of exacting the tribute which fell to the share of every individual, they also--in addition to the tribute--rode about, and plundered the possessions of all. The greater number of these, Cyaxares and the Medes assassinated, after entertaining and intoxicating them; and in this way the Medes regained their supremacy, and their authority over their former dominions, and took Nineveh--how they effected its capture, I shall explain in another narrative--and subjugated all the Assyrians, except the district of Babylon. After these achievements, and a reign of forty years, including the period of the Scythian usurpation, Cyaxares died. 107. Then Astyages, the son of Cyaxares, succeeded to the monarchy. He had a daughter whose name was Mandane; and Astyages fancied in a dream, that she made so much water, as to deluge his own city, and overflow all Asia. Submitting this vision to the dream-readers of the Magi, he was alarmed at learning from them the particulars E of its import; and when this Mandane attained a marriageable age, he refused to give her to any Mede of his own rank, through fear of the dream; but bestowed her on a Persian, named Cambyses, whom he ascertained to be of reputable descent, and peaceful disposition; but whom he would regard as far inferior to any Mede of ordinary respectability. 108. In the first year of Mandane's marriage with Cambyses, Astyages saw another vision. He thought that a vine grew from his daughter's womb, and overshadowed all Asia. When he saw this, and submitted it to the dream-readers, he sent to Persia for his daughter, who was then pregnant; and, on her arrival, ..show more

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