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

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

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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: ...torn out or were flayed alive. The news of the disaster was brought to Susa towards evening by the fugitives, and produced a revolution in the city. The partisans of the exiled princes, seizing the adherents of Tiumraan, put them in chains, and delivered them up to the conqueror. The shattered remnants of the army rallied round them, and a throng of men and women in festal garb issued forth along the banks of the Ulai to meet the Assyrians. The priests and sacred singers marched to the sound of music, marking the rhythm with their feet, and filling the air with the noise of their harps and double flutes, while behind them came a choir of children, chanting a hymn under the direction of the consecrated eunuchs. The Tartan met them, and, acting in accordance with the orders of Assurbani-pal, presented to the multitude Kliumban-igash, the eldest son of Urtaku, as their king.8 The people joyfully hailed the new sovereign, and the 1 Inscription on one of the bas-reliefs of the battle, in G. Smith, Wit. of Assurbanipal, p. 144. 2 Drawn by Bondier, from a photograph taken in the British Museum; cf. Latabd, Monuments of Nineveh, vol. ii. pi. 46. The translation of the inscription is given in G. Smith, op. cit., pp. 143, 144. Inscription on one of the bas-reliefs of the battle, in G. Smith, Hist, of Aesurbanipal, p. 146. Assyrians, after exacting tribute from him and conferring the fief of Khaidalu on his brother Tammaritu, withdrew, leaving to the new princes the task of establishing their authority outside the walls of Susa and Madaktu. As they returned, they attacked the Gambula, speedily reducing them to submission. Dunanu, besieged in his stronghold of Shapibel, surrendered at discretion, and he had been eating and drinking, hunting, dallying with...
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  • English
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  • 9781236646941