An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 10

An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...carried off all the rich plunder he found in it. The inhabitants of Pella having refused to be circumcised, he forced them, according to the custom of the Afmotuan princes, to leave the country, and their city was demolished. Alexander marched from thence, and took Gaulana, Seleucia, the valley of Antiochus, and Gantala; and stripped Demetrius, who commanded in those Demcfriplaces, as his principality, because he had been guilty of us stript some soul crimes and malversations. This expedition took "f bis him three whole years, after which he returned triumphant/rw# to Jerusalim, and brought Demetrius prisoner with him thi-'O'ther, where his late conquests gained him the loud acclamations of his subjects But, giving himself from thencefor-Alexaaward to drinking, and other debaucheries, he was seized with der'/ an obstinate quartan ague, which stuck to him till the day odeath. his death, which happened about three years after. All this Year f while, neither his distemper, nor his pleasures, which he still t'le "00 pursued, could alleviate his invincible thirst after conquests (C). J2' Perhaps he was also in hopes to overcome the one by the other; r. but it happened quite otherwise; and his strength being quite Ilm exhausted by fatigues and debauch, he died in his camp before wr Regaba, a fortress in the territories of the Gerasens beyond Jordan, which he was then besieging, in the twenty-seventh year of his reign m. Hk left two sons at his death, Hyrcarats and Arijiabulus; Leaves but bequeathed the government of the kingdom to his wife the crown Altxandra, during her life, and then to which of her two'" his wife. 1 Antiq. ubi supra. m Ibid. & bell. Jud. ubi supra.: (C) Witness the vast number Midaba, Lenta, Qrtm, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236828534
  • 9781236828538