The Passing of the Empires; 850 B.C. to 330 B.C. Volume 3

The Passing of the Empires; 850 B.C. to 330 B.C. Volume 3

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... of Sakoscue mentioned by the classical geographers (stbabo, XI. % iii. 4, pp. 509, 511), but in that of Shake known to the old Armenian geographers (Jusn, Iraniechei Namenbuch, p. 243); the country itself, however, as it seems to me, cannot be sought in the direction of Sakaseng, and consequently the proposed identification cannot hold good, 1 G. Smith, op. cit., pp. 97, 98; Jensen, op. cit., in Sohbader, Keil. Bibl., vol. ii. pp. 178-181; this campaign is not mentioned in the Bastam Cylinder, nor is the skirmish of Andaria, 4 Cf. tupra, pp. 369, 370. 5 G. Smith, op. cit., pp. 97-99; Jesses, op. cit., in Schbader, op. cit., vol. ii. pp. 180, 181. This was not the case, however, in the south-west, where Tiuminan, counting on the military strength of Elam, made continual hostile demonstrations. He was scarcely settled on his throne before he hastened to form alliances with those Aramtcan states which had so often invoked the aid of his predecessors against the ancestors of Assur-bani-pal.1 The Kalda, rejected his proposals, as did most of the tribes of the littoral; but the Gambula yielded to his solicitations, and their king, Dunanu, son of Bel-ikisha, entered into an offensive and defensive alliance witli Elam. Their defection left the eastern frontier of Karduniash unprotected, and, by opening to the Elamite the fords of the Tigris, permitted him to advance on Babylon unhindered by any serious obstacle. As soon as the compact was sealed, Tiumman massed his battalions on the middle course of the Uknu, and, before crossing the frontier, sent two of his generals, the Susian Khumba-dara and the Chaldsean Nabu-damiq, as the bearers of an insolent ultimatum to the court of Nineveh: he offered the king the choice between immediate hostilities, more

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