The History of Egypt; From the Earliest Times Till the Conquest by the Arabs, A.D. 640 Volume 1

The History of Egypt; From the Earliest Times Till the Conquest by the Arabs, A.D. 640 Volume 1

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Fig. 203) reigned one year, Nephebites II. four months, and Muthis one year; all called of the dynasty of Mendes, on the east side of the Delta, either from making Mendes their capital, or from being descended from the race of priests of that city. (39) After these short reigns Nectanebo I. n.c. aso. (seo g- 204) of the city of fit Fig. 203. Sebennytus gained Diod.Sic. the sovereign power; and in his reign the Persians lib. xv. 4i. agajn moved their forces to reduce the rebellious Egyptians to obedience. Artaxerxes Mncmon gave the command of the Persians to Pharnabazus, and that of the twenty thousand Greek mercenaries to Iphicrates of Athens; and when the troops were assembled at Acca they amounted to upwards of two hundred thousand men, and five hundred ships of war of all sizes, beside the transports. But the slow movements of the Persians left their enemies full time to prepare for defence. Nectanebo strengthened the fortresses by which tho mouths of the Nile were guarded; he stopped up some channels by banks of earth and others by his ships, and drew trenches from the Lake of Menzaleh towards the Bitter Lakes, Chap v. NECTANEBO L B.C. 379-362. 229 across the roads near Pelusium, by which Egypt could bo entered by land. In short, he made the river impassable by mounds and the land by ditches, and when the Persian fleet arrived at Pelusium they found the place too strong for an attack; they could neither enter the river nor land the troops. Pharnabazus therefore withdrew his ships into deep water and sailed for the Mendesian mouth, in hopes of finding it less guarded. (40) When the Persians again entered the Nile near Mendes, they found the coast, as they had expected, badly guarded; for Nectanebo had taken the greater...show more

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  • English
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  • 123664798X
  • 9781236647986