February 10, 2018

An Account of Egypt by Herodotus, George Campbell Macaulay PDF

By Herodotus, George Campbell Macaulay

ISBN-10: 1482397846

ISBN-13: 9781482397840

This e-book used to be switched over from its actual version to the electronic structure by means of a group of volunteers. you'll locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle version contains instant delivery.About the AuthorGreek historian Herodotus, known as the daddy of background, used to be born in Halicarnassus. From there he was once exiled for conspiring opposed to Persian rule. His wide-ranging travels enabled him to investigate the modern lifestyles and rfile complete heritage. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Now as to the tales told by the Egyptians, any man may accept them to whom such things appear credible; as for me, it is to be understood throughout the whole of the history that I write by hearsay that which is reported by the people in each place. The Egyptians say that Demeter and Dionysos are rulers of the world below; and the Egyptians are also the first who reported the doctrine that the soul of man is immortal, and that when the body dies, the soul enters into another creature which chances then to be coming to the birth, and when it has gone the round of all the creatures of land and sea and of the air, it enters again into a human body as it comes to the birth; and that it makes this round in a period of three thousand years.

In this city there is a temple very well worthy of mention, for though there are other temples which are larger and build with more cost, none more than this is a pleasure to the eyes. Now Bubastis in the Hellenic tongue is Artemis, and her temple is ordered thus:--Except the entrance it is completely surrounded by water; for channels come in from the Nile, not joining one another, but each extending as far as the entrance of the temple, one flowing round on the one side and the other on the other side, each a hundred feet broad and shaded over with trees; and the gateway has a height of ten fathoms, and it is adorned with figures six cubits high, very noteworthy.

Then afterwards, when he was king, it was his fate to be a fugitive a second time on account of the helmet, being driven by the eleven kings into the fen-country. So then holding that he had been grievously wronged by them, he thought how he might take vengeance on those who had driven him out: and when he had sent to the Oracle of Leto in the city of Buto, where the Egyptians have their most truthful Oracle, there was given to him the reply that vengeance would come when men of bronze appeared from the sea.

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