The Works Of William Robertson, D.d.  Volume 12; To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of His Life And Writings by William Robertson

The Works Of William Robertson, D.d. Volume 12; To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of His Life And…

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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.1818 Excerpt: ... NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. Note I. Sect. I. p. 7. CREDULITY and scepticism are two opposite extremes into which men are apt to run, in examining the events which are said to have happened in the early ages of antiquity. Without incurring any suspicion of a propensity to the latter of these, I may be allowed to entertain doubts concerning the expedition of Sesostris into India, and his conquest of that country. 1. Few facts in ancient history seem to be better established than that of the early aversion of the Egyptians to a seafaring life. Even the power of despotism cannot at once change the ideas and manners of a nation, especially when they have been confirmed by long habit, and rendered sacred by the sanction of religion. That Sesostris, in the course of a few years, should have so entirely overcome the prejudices of a superstitious people, as to be able to fit out four hundred ships of force in the Arabian Gulf, besides another fleet which he had in the Mediterranean, appears to be extremely improbable. Armaments of such magnitude would require the utmost efforts of a great and long established maritime power.-2. It is remarkable T that Herodotus, who inquired with the most persevering diligence into the ancient history of Egypt, and who received all the information concerning it which the priests of Memphis, Heliopolis, and Thebes could communicate, Herodot. Edit. Wesselingij, lib. ii. c. 3. although he relates the history of Sesostris at some length, does not mention his conquest of India, lib. ii. c. 102, &c. That tale, it is probable, was invented in the period between the age of Herodotus and that of Diodorus Siculus, from whom we receive a particular detail of the Indian expedition of Sesostris. His account rests entirely upon the authority of the ...

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Title:The Works Of William Robertson, D.d. Volume 12; To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of His Life And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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