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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Fragments of Book 9, Chapter 31 (search)
y. He received and interpreted the ambiguous answer of the oracle in the light of his own purpose and so came to grief. Croesus inquired a second time whether he was to enjoy a rule of long duration. And the oracle spoke the following verses: The day a mule becomes the king of Medes, Then, tender-footed Lydian, do thou flee Along the pebbly bed of Hermus, nor Abide, nor be ashamed a coward to be. By a "mule" Cyrus was meant, because his mother was a Mede and his father a Persian. Cyrus, the king of the Persians, appeared with all his host at the passes of Cappadocia and sent messengers to Croesus both to spy out his power and to declare to him that Cyrus would forgive his previous misdeeds and appoint him satrap of Lydia, provided he presented himself at Cyrus' court and acknowledged, as others did, that he was his slave. But Croesus answered the messengers that it would be more fitting if Cyrus and the Persians shoul
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Fragments of Book 10, Chapter 27 (search)
Datis, the general of the Persians and a Mede by descent, having received from his ancestors the tradition that the Athenians were descendants of Medus, who had established the kingdom of Media, sent a message to the Athenians declaring that he was come with an army to demand the return of the sovereignty which had belonged to his ancestors; for Medus, he said, who was the oldest of his own ancestors, had been deprived of the kingship by the Athenians, and removing to Asia had founded the kingdom of Media. Consequently, he went on to say, if they would return the kingdom to him, he would forgive them for this guilty actOf expelling his ancestor. and for the campaign they had made against Sardis; but if they opposed his demand, they would suffer a worse fate than had the Eretrians.Eretria was plundered and burned by the Persians a few days before the battle of Marathon, 490 B.C. Miltiades, voicing the decision reached by the ten general
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XI, Chapter 62 (search)
dicated it to the god, and the inscription which they wrote upon the dedication they made ran as followsThe inscription is attributed to Simonides (frag. 103 Diehl; 171 Edmonds).: E'en from the day when the sea divided Europe from Asia, And the impetuous god, Ares, the cities of men Took for his own, no deed such as this among earth-dwelling mortals Ever was wrought at one time both upon land and at sea. These men indeed upon Cyprus sent many a Mede to destruction, Capturing out on the sea warships a hundred in sum Filled with Phoenician men; and deeply all Asia grieved o'er them, Smitten thus with both"To do a thing with both hands was to do it earnestly and thoroughly; there is a double intention here, the hands being also 'arms' military and naval" (Edmonds). hands, vanquished by war's mighty power. The contents of the three preceding chapters reveal Diodorus in the worst light