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HISTORY

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HERODOTUS,

TRANSLATED

FROM

'THE GREEK,

WITH NOTES.

B Y

The Reverend WILLIAM BELOE.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.*

Vol. n,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LEIGH AND SOTHEBY,
TP&K-STREET, COVENT-CARDEN.

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HERODOTUS.

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BOOK IIL

THALIA',

Chap. I.

GAINST this Amasis Cambyscs, the son of Cyrus, led an army composer! as well of his other "'"subjects, as of the Ionic

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and Æolic Greeks. His inducements were these: by an ambassador whom he dispatched for this purpose into Ægypt, he demanded the daughter of Amasis,

which

* TiaHa.]—On the commencement of his observations on this book, M. Larcher remarks, that the names of the muses were only affixed to the books of Herodotus at a subsequent and later period. Porphyry does not distinguish the second book of our historian by the name of Euterpe, but is satisfied with calling it - the book which treats of the affairs of Ægypt. Athenæus aise. fays, the first or the second book of the histories of Herodotus.

I am nevertheless rather inclined to believe that these namlf_ were annexed to the books of Herodotus from the spontaneous impulse of admiration which was excited amongst the first'hearers of them at the Olympic games.

Vol. II. E According

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