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THE

ANCIENT HISTORY

OF

THE EGYPTIANS, CARTHAGINIANS, ASSYRIANS, BABYLONIANS, MEDES

AND PERSIANS, GRECIANS AND MACEDONIANS.

BY CHARLES ROLLIN,

LATÉ PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, PROFESSOR OF ELOQUENCE IN THE
ROYAL COLLEGE, AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF INSCRIPTIONS

AND BELLES LETTRES.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

BY THE REV. R. LYNAM, A. M.

ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN TO THE MAGDALEN HOSPITAL.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

FROM TAB FIFTEENTH LONDON EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED,

VOL. II.

Philadelphia:
PUBLISHED BY BROWN & PETERS.

Stereotyped by L. Johnson.

1829.

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BOOK III.

THE HISTORY OF THE ASSYRIANS.

CHAP. I. The first empire of the Assyrians

SECT. I. Duration of that empire

1. The walls

2. The quays and bridge

3. The lake, ditches, and canals made for the draining of the river

4. The palaces, and hanging gardens

5. The temple of Belus

CHAP. II. The second Assyrian empire, both of Nineveh and Babylon

Kings of Babylon

Nineveh

III. The history of the kingdom of the Medes

IV. The history of the Lydians

43

ibid.

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60
ibid.

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82

BOOK IV.

THE FOUNDATION OF THE EMPIRE OF THE PERSIANS AND MEDES, BY

CYRUS : CONTAINING THE REIGNS OF CYRUS, OF CAMBYSES, AND

SMERDIS THE MAGIAN.

CHAP. I. The history of Cyrus

91

Art. I. The history of Cyrus from his infancy to the siege of Babylon

92

SECT. I. Cyrus's education

ibid.

Il Cyrus's journey to his grandfather Astyages, and his return into Persia 94

III. The first campaign of Cyrus, who goes to succour his uncle Cyaxares

against the Babylonians

97

V. The expedition of Cyaxares and Cyrus against the Babylonians. The

first battle

107

V. The battle of Thymbra, between Cyrus and Cræsus

118

VI. The taking of Sardis and of Cresus

- 127

ART. II. The history of the besieging and taking of Babylon by Cyrus

130

Srot. I. Predictions of the principal circumstances relating to the siege and the taking

of Babylon, as they are set down in different places of the Holy Scrip-.

tures

ibid.

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