Landscape Illustrations of the Bible; Consisting of Views of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments from Original Sketches Taken on the Spot Engraved by W. and E. Finden Volume 2

Landscape Illustrations of the Bible; Consisting of Views of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments from Original Sketches Taken on the Spot Engraved by W. and E. Finden 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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...its inhabitants to become tributary. On the invasion of Egypt by Cambyses, the Cyprians readily surrendered to that monarch, and afterwards formed a portion of the Persian empire. After an ineffectual attempt to recover their liberty, they again became subject to Darius. "Whilst the enfeebled empire of Persia was scarcely able to resist the attacks of the victorious Greeks, an opportunity was afforded to a wise and politic prince, Evagoras of Salamis, not only to recover his paternal possessions, of which he had been deprived by the Persians, but even to add considerably to their extent, and to raise the name and glory of Cyprus to a much higher pitch than it had ever attained before." On the death of Evagoras by the hand of a domestic assassin, he left his dominions to his son Nicocles, who equally with his father has been favourably known from the writings of the orator Isocrates. At this period Cyprus was tributary to the Persian empire, but it afterwards was subject to the Greeks. On the dissolution of the empire of Alexander, this island, together with Egypt, "fell to the lot of Ptolemy, and remained annexed to that crown under his successors; till, on the death of the last sovereign of the dynasty, it was seized by the Romans, and created into a province of the empire under a praetor. It had been ceded for a short time to Cleopatra and her sister Arsinoe by Mark Antony; but, on his overthrow and death, the island was once more annexed to the Roman dominions. We find it governed by a proconsul named Sergius Paulus, when St. Paul and Barnabas first preached the Gospel in the island. (Acts, xiii. 4(. 7.)" Under the Byzantine emperors, Cyprus experienced several vicissitudes. It was invaded and ravaged by the Saracens for...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576705
  • 9781236576705