The Times of Daniel

The Times of Daniel

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...to have mixed together events which occurred to different individuals, and events which, if his chronology was correct, occurred forty years apart. According to him, Cyrus demanded Tomyris, queen of the Scythians, in marriage; and, upon her refusal, he made war against her. At first he was successful, massacring her son and his army when they were drunk; but, subsequently, Tomyris overcame him, and cut off his head, &c. Ctesias says that he was wounded by an Indian, when warring against the Derbices, of which wound he died in the camp; and that Cambyses sent his body to Persia by Bagapates, with orders to pay him funeral honours. Now Ctesias is partly confirmed by Arrian, who gives us Arrian, Ejcp. Aristobulus' account of the tomb of Cyrus at Pasarffadae, Alex.b.-.ch.29., ., J.. which he was ordered by Alexander to repair. Quintus Curtius also mentions the tomb of Cyrus: we may also str&bo, lib. xv. quote Plutarch and Strabo to the same effect. On the other hand, according to Trogus Pompeius and Jornandes, it was Darius who demanded the Scythian queen in marriage; and a fragment, said to be of Me gasthenes, which I shall presently quote, says Artaxerxes Assuerus, son of Darius, took revenge upon the party of Tomyris, which had artfully betrayed his father. The deaths of Cyrus and Darius were, according to Herodotus, above forty years apart; how then could he have confounded the two? I think it probable that both were engaged in this war, and that thus what befell one became transferred to the other. The first of these battles I am inclined to identify with the massacre of the Scythians, before the taking of Nineveh, which we learn from Strabo was by Cyrus, and which originated the feast of Sacaea. If Herodotus was mistaken as to the..show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647084
  • 9781236647085