Origines: Or, Remarks on the Origin of Several Empires, States and Cities, Volume 1

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A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, 1824 - History, Ancient
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Page 151 - Piolemy, on the north by part of Armenia and Mount Niphates ; on the west by the Tigris ; on the south by Susiana ; and on the east by part of Media and the mountains Choatra and Zagros. The country within these limits is called by some of the ancients Adiabene, and by others Aturia or Atyria.
Page 194 - Art thou better than No-amon, that was situate among the rivers, That had the waters round about her ; Whose rampart was the sea, And her wall was of the sea? Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite...
Page 90 - Resen ; but began to construct a tower of such vast dimensions, that they proposed it should reach to heaven. The sacred historian tells us, that the descendants of Noach built all these cities, and that Babel was the beginning of Nimrod's kingdom ; but he assigns no date to the foundation either of the kingdom, or of the cities.
Page 96 - after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, and after their nations.
Page 102 - ... regular armies were maintained; mankind already witnessed the pomp of courts, and the luxury of individuals...
Page 85 - Now the words yiXH t*3 appear to me wrongly translated ; ' and I would rather render them, all the land ; because I think it clear, that the sacred writer only meant the country in which the plain of Shinar was situated. It can be shown from the Bible itself, that the language spoken by mankind ' before the flood was Hebrew...
Page 191 - Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women : the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies : the fire shall devour thy bars.
Page 218 - ... loves of the son of Apollo and of the Goddess Derceto, or whether she were the daughter of the shepherd Simma, her beauty and her talents sufficiently account for the good fortune which attended her. Menones, the Governor of Syria, smitten with the charms of her person, had not disdained to espouse an humble shepherdess; and, -soon convinced of the superiority of her judgment to his own, he asked and followed her advice upon every occasion. After his death, when seated on the first throne of...
Page 83 - Cerberus, he considers himself quite safe in proceeding, and, therefore, goes on to explain his notions, in which, of course, there " is nothing of the spirit of scepticism : " Various considerations induce me to believe, that the general dispersion of the descendants of Noach took place ages before the building of the tower of Babel ; and that the contrary opinion is not supported by the authority of the sacred historian. I shall submit the following remarks to the judgment of the reader : It cannot,...
Page ix - In questions unconnected with sacred and important interests, men are rarely very anx ious to discriminate exactly between truth and fiction; and few of us would, probably, be much pleased with the result, could it now be certainly proved that Troy never existed, and that Thebes, with its hundred gates, was no more than a populous village. It is perhaps still with a secret wish to be convinced against our judgment, that we reject as fables the stories told us of the Orecian Hercules, or of the Persian...

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