The Geographical System of Herodotus Examined and Explained by a Comparison with Those of Other Ancient Authors and with Modern Geography

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 274 pages
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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.1830 Excerpt: ... SECTION XII. THE SATRAPIES CONTINUED. Caspian and Hyrcanian provinces; and Dahestan--Bows made of Bamboo--Eastern Armenia and Matiene--Colchians not subjected to tribute, but present gratuities--attend Xerxes as auxiliaries--Caucasus, the limit of the Persianpotver--contains an infinite number of languages--Western Armenia peopled by Phrygians--Mines of gold, silver, lead, copper, and iron, in Mount Taurus--Vallies of Sophene and Diarbekir--Tribes along the south-east coast of the Euxine--Chalybes and Mosyncecians--Mardi, or Anthropophagi--Persia Proper; its tribes emancipated from tribute by Cyrus--Pasagardae and Persepolis--Artaci, a name of the Persians--Germanians, or Carmanians--Sagartii taken for a tribe from Zagatai--Sarangaeans the Euergetse of Cyrus and the Greeks--Utians, or Uxians--The Persians--the flower of the army of Xerxes--Islands of the Persian gulf; their various uses--Parthians, Chorasmians, Sogdians, and Arians--Bactrians--Sacae, distinguished warriors; conquered by Cyrus--Ethiopians of Asia--Indians--vast tribute levied on them; and in gold--Herodotus knew few particulars of India, and misrepresented the natives of it--Vindication of their characters; as well from ancient Authors as from the conduct of Alexander--The Ganges not known to Herodotus--his Padaei, the same with the Gangaridae of others--Calanus, the friend and companion of Alexander--Death of Calanus, on a funeral pile--Indian widow burns herself with the body of her husband, in the camp of Eumenes--Aggregate sum of the tribute--Proportions of gold to silver--The southern nations recruited from Caucasus, from remote times--Papulation of Egypt--General observations--Cause of the assemblage of so many nations by Xerxes--entire conquest of Europe intended--Rendezvous of the fe...

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