The Works Of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt (volume 5); The History Of The World

Paperback | January 16, 2012

bySir Walter Raleigh

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1829. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... his army further into the east; but that which had most strength was, that Bessus, a most cruel traitor to his master Darius, having at his devotion the Hyrcanians and Bactrians, would in short time (if the Macedonians should return) make himself lord of the Persian empire, and enjoy the fruits of all their former travails. In conclusion, he wan their consents to go on; which done, leaving Craterus with certain regiments of foot, and Amyntas with six thousand horse in Parthenia, he enters, not without some opposition, into Hyrcania; for the Mardons, and other barbarous nations, defended certain passage for a while. He passeth the river of Zioberis, which taking beginning in Parthia dissolves itself in the Caspian sea; it runneth under the ledge of mountains which bound Parthia and Hyrcania, where hiding itself under ground for three hundred furlongs, it then riseth again, and followeth its former course. In Zadracarta, or Zeudracarta, the same city which Ptolomy writes Hyrcania, the metropolis of that region, he rested fifteen days, banqueting and feasting therein. Phataphernes, one of Darius's greatest commanders, with other of his best followers, submit themselves to Alexander, and were restored to their places and governments. But of all other he graced Artabazus most highly, for his approved and constant faith to his master Darius. Artabazus brought with him ten thousand and five hundred Greeks, the remainder of all those that had served Darius; he treats with Alexander for their pardon before they were yet arrived, but in the end they render themselves simply without promise or composition; he pardons all but the Lacedaemonians, whom he imprisoned, their leader having slain himself. He was also wrought (though to his great dishonour) to receive Nabarz...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1829. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... his army further into the east; but that which had most strength was, that Bessus, a most cruel traitor to his master Darius, h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217112633

ISBN - 13:9780217112635

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