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. 24) and others into the mistake of explaining ko/llhsis as that kind of engraving on steel which we call damascene work. There is no doubt that it means a mode of uniting metals by a solder or cement, without the help of the nails, hooks, or doyetails (desmoi/), which were used before the invention of Glaucus. (Pausan. l.c.; Müiller, in Böttiger's Amalthea, vol. iii. p. 25.) Plutarch also speaks of this base as very celebrated. (De Defect. Orac. 47, p. 436a.) The skill of Glaucus passed into a proverb, *Glau/kou te/xnh. (Schol. ad Plat. Phaed. p. 13, Ruhnken, pp. 381-2, Bekker.) Stephanus Byzantinus (s. v. *Ai)qa/lh) calls Glaucus a Samian. The fact is, that Glaucus belonged to the Samian school of art. Glaucus is placed by Eusebius (Chron. Arm.) at Ol. 22, 2 (B. C. 691/0). Alyattes reigned B. C. 617 --560. But the dates are not inconsistent, for there is nothing in Herodotus to exclude the supposition that the iron base had been made some time before Alyattes sent it to Delph
Neco 2. Son of Psammetichus, whom he succeeded on the throne of Egypt in B. C. 617. His reign was marked by considerable energy and enterprise, both in following up the career of conquest towards the north-east, for which his father had opened the way by the capture of Azotus, and also (as connected with this) in the formation of a navy, and the prosecution of maritime discovery. It was probably with a view to war at once, and to commerce, that he began to dig the canal intended to connect the Nile with the Arabian Gulf. He desisted, however, from the work, according to Herodotus, on being warned by an oracle, that he was constructing it only for the use of the barbarian invader. But the greatest and most interesting enterprise with which his name is connected, is the circumnavigation of Africa by the Phoenicians, in his service, and acting under his directions, who set sail from the Arabian Gulf, and accomplishing the voyage in somewhat more than two years, entered the Mediterranean