Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 13

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 13

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Excerpt: ...of fenced cities at his section." Pg 5277 Now his Majesty heard these things with good courage, laughing, and with joy of heart. Anxiety of the King's governors in Upper Egypt at Tafnekht's progress. Loss of Hermopolis. Behold these chiefs, nomarchs, and captains of the host who were in their various cities sent to his Majesty daily, saying: "Hast thou ceased from action until thou forgettest the South Country, the nomes of the royal domain 110 ? Tafnekht is pushing forward his conquest, he findeth not any to repel his arm. Nemart the ruler in Hermopolis and nomarch of Het-Ur 111 hath breached the fortress of Neferus, he hath ruined his own city for fear lest he Tafnekht should take it, and then lay siege to another city. Behold, he hath gone to be at his Tafnekht's feet; 112 he hath refused allegiance to his Majesty, and standeth with him Tafnekht like one of his retainers. He hath harried the nome of Oxyrhynkhos, 113 and he giveth to him 114 Tafnekht gifts, as his heart inclineth, of all things that he findeth therein." Piankhy orders the governors to besiege Hermopolis. Then his Majesty sent a message to the nomarchs and the captains of the host who were in Egypt, the captain Puarma, with the captain Armersekny, with every captain of his Majesty who was in Egypt, saying: "Make haste in striking, join battle, encircle Hermopolis, capture its people, its cattle, its ships upon the river. Let not the fell
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123672660X
  • 9781236726605