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The ancient history of Herodotus (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 9 may 2012

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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...but a law afterwards passed, obliging a man for every wife whom he should marry (and they allow a plurality) to drive three of these piles into the ground, taken from u mountain called Orbelus. Upon these planks eaeh man has his hut, from every one of which a trap-door opens to the water. To prevent their infanta from falling into the lake, they fasten a string to their legs. Their horses and cattle are fed principally upon fish,5 of which there is such abundance, that if any one lets down a basket into the water, and steps aside, he may presently after draw it up full of fish. Of these they have two particular species, called papraces and tilones. XVII. Such of the Pavwians as were taken captive were removed into Asia. After the conquest of this people, Mcgabyzus sent into Macedonia seven Persians of his army, next in dignity and estimation to himself, requiring of Amyntas, in the name of Darius, earth and water. From the lake Prasis to Macedonia there is a very short passage; for upon the very brink of the lake is found the mine which in after times produced to Alexander a talent every day. Next to this mine is the Dysian mount, which being passed, you enter Macedonia. XVIII. The Persians on their arrival were admitted toan immediate audience of Amyntas. when they demanded of him, in the name of Darius, earth and water. This was not only granted, but Amyntas received the messengers hospitably into his family, gave them a splendid entertainment, and treated them with particular kindness. When after the entertainment they began to drink, one of the Persians thus addressed Amyntas: "Prince of Macedonia, it is a custom with us Persians, whenever we have a public entertainment, to introduce our concubines and young wives. Since therefore you have received...

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