John Selby Watson
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: made war upon the Scythians, as shall be related in the following book. BOOK II. Account of the Scythians and their actions, I., II., III.?Tha Amazons, IV.?The war of the Scythians with their slaves; the expeditious of Darius against the Scythians and lonians, V.? The Athenians, and Solon, VI., VII.?Pisistratus, VII I.?Hippias, being exiled, brings the Persians against Greece; the- battle of Marathon; Miltiades, IX.?The sons of Darius; Xerxes invades Greece, X.?Leonidas at Thermopylae, XI.?The battle of Salamis. XII.?Mardouius; the flight of Xerxes, XIII.?The battle of Plataeao, XIV.?The walls of Athens; Pausanias; Aristides; Cimon, XV. I. In narrating the acts of the Scythians, which were very great and glorious, we must commence from their origin; for they had a rise not less illustrious than their empire; nor were they more famous for the government of their men than for the brave actions of their women. As the men were founders of the Parthians and Bactrians, the women settled the kingdom of the Amazons; so that to those who compare the deeds of their males and females, it is difficult to decide which of the sexes was more distinguished. The nation of the Scythians was always regarded as very ancient; though there was long a dispute between them and the Egyptians concerning the antiquity of their respective races; the Egyptians alleging that, " In the beginning 01 things, when some countries were parched with the excessive heat of the sun, and others frozen with extremity of cold, so that, in their early condition, they were not only unable to produce human beings, but were incapable even of receiving and supporting such as came from other parts (before coverings for the body were found out against heat and cold, or the inconveniences of countries corrected by ...
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