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THE

6. ANCIENT HISTORY

OF THE

EGYPTIANS, || MEDES AND
CARTHAGINIANS, PERSIANS,
ASSYRIANS, MACEDONIANS,
BABYLONIANS, AND GRECIANS.

By M. ROLLIN,

LATE PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, PROFESSOR OF ELO.

QUENCE IN THE ROYAL COLLEGE, AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL
ACADEMY OF INSCRIPTIONS AND BELLES LETTRES.

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IN EIGHT VOLUMES.
ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND PLATES.

BOSTORY

REVISE AND CORRECTED FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION.

VOL. II.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY COLLINS AND CO. NO. 189, PEARL-STREET.

George Long, Printer.

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

oi Babylou : ............................ 96

Sect 1. vyrus's education .....

......... ib.
Sect. II. Uyrus's journey to his grandfatuer Astyages, and his

return into Persia .....::::::::::::

Sect. II. l'he first campaigo of Cyrus, who goes to succour

his uncie Cyaxares against the Babyloniaus ........ 101

Sect. IV. I'ne expedition of Cyaxares and Cyrus against the

Babylonians. i'ne first balule ........

....... 113

Sect. V. The battle of Thymbra, between Cyrus and Cresus 126

Sect. VI. fae taking of Sardis and of Cresus ......... 135

Art. Il. The history of the besieging and taking of Babylon by

Cyrus .............................. 139

1. Predictions of the principal circuinstances relating to

the siege and the taking of Babylon, as they are set down

in different piaces of the iniy Scriptures .......... ib.

1. The prediction of the Jewish captivity at Babylon, and of

the time of its duration .................... 140

2. The causes of God's wrath against Babylon ........

3. The decree pronounced against Babylou. Prediction of the

cala pities that were to fall upon her, and of her utter de-

struction ...........

.::::... 141

4. Cyrus called to destroy Babylon, and to deliver the Jews . 142

5. God gives the sigual to the commanders, and to the troops,

to march against Babylon ................... ib.

6. Particular circu ostances set down relating to the siege and

the taking of Babylon ........ ........... 143

Sect. II. A description of the taking of Babylon ........ 147

Sect. Ill. The completion of the prophecy which foretold the

total ruin and destruction of Babylon ............ 150

Sect. IV. Wuat followed upon the taking of Babylon ..... 153

Art. III. The history of Cyrus, from the taking of Babylon to

the time of his death ...................... 160

Sect. I. Cyrus takes a journey into Persia. At his return from

thence to Babylon he forms a plan of government for the

whole ein pire, Daniel's credit and power ......... ib.

Sect. II. The beginnin; of the united empire of the Persians

and Medes. The famous edict of Cyrus. Daniel's prophe-

cies ...

• Reflections upon Daniel's prophecies ..... ........ 165

Sect. III. The last years of Cyrus. Death of that prince . . . 168

Character and praise of Cyrus ........

Sect. IV. Wherein Herodotus and Xenophon differ in their ac.

counts of Cyrus . ..................... ..

Chap. II. The history of Cambyses ................

Chap. III. The history of Smerdis the Magian .........

Chap. IV. The manners and custoins of the Assyrians, Babylo.

nians, Lydians, Medes, and Persiaus ............

Art. I. Of their government ............... ....

Sect. I. Their monarchical form of goveroment. The respect

they paid their kings. The manner of educating their chil.

dren ...........................

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