A Manual Of Ancient History; From The Remotest Times To The Overthrow Of The Western Empire, A.d.476

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byLeonhard Schmitz

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... inhabitants who were unable to escape, were massacred or sold into slavery, and the city was razed to the ground, B. c. 332. The commerce of which Tyre had until then been the centre, was afterwards transferred to Alexandria, which Alexander, after his conquest of Egypt, caused to be built at the mouth of the Nile, in the most convenient situation for connecting the eastern with the western world. Gaza, a well fortified and bravely defended frontier town, experienced a fate similar to that of Tyre. Egypt, on the other hand, where the Persians were hated and detested, welcomed the Macedonians as its deliverers, and Alexander treated their national and religious feelings and peculiarities with a consideration which the Persians had never shown them. From Egypt he marched to the famous Oasis o. Siwah with its celebrated oracle of Amuion, the priests of which declared him a son of the god, this, with the superstitions and imaginative nations of the East, greatly increased his authority, and made him appear in their eyes as a being of a higher order. 7. While Alexander was engaged in Egypt, Darius had time to assemble fresh forces and prepare for a great struggle, which was to decide the fate of his empire. But before venturing upon this final step, he endeavoured, by certain concessions, to make peace with Alexander. The Macedonian's mind, however, was not set upon peace, and quitting Egypt with his army, which had been increased by fresh reinforcements, he advanced towards the Euphrates and Tigris, which he crossed, and in the plains of Gauga-mela, he defeated, in B.c. 331, the hosts of the Persians which had assembled from the eastern parts of the empire, and are said to have been twenty times as numerous as the army of Alexander. The...

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... inhabitants who were unable to escape, were massacred or sold into slavery, and the city was razed to the grou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217664911

ISBN - 13:9780217664912

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