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Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley), Book 2, chapter 159 (search)
Necos, then, stopped work on the canal and engaged in preparations for war; some of his ships of war were built on the northern sea, and some in the Arabian Gulf, by the Red Sea coast: the winches for landing these can still be seen. He used these ships when needed, and with his land army met and defeated the Syrians at Magdolus,Magdolus appears to be the Mogdol of O.T. taking the great Syrian city of CadytisGaza. after the battle. He sent to Branchidae of Miletus and dedicated there to Apollo the garments in which he won these victories. Then he died after a reign of sixteen years, and his son Psammis reigned in his place.
he red glowing river, whose waters Shall darken with sorrow the land where they flow To the eyes of her desolate daughters. They are fled — they are gone; but oh I not as they came; In the pride of those numbers they staked on the game, Nevermore shall they stand in the vanguard of fame, Never lift the stained sword which they drew; Nevermore shall they boast of a glorious name, Never march with the leal and the true. Where the wreck of our legions lay stranded and torn, They stole on our ranks in the midst of the morn; Like the giant of Gaza, their strength it was shorn, Ere those mists have rolled up to the sky; From the flash of the steel a new day-break seemed born, As we sprung up to conquer or die. The tumult is silenced; the death lots are cast; And the heroes of battle are slumbering their last: Do you dream of yon pale form that rode on the blast? Would ye free it once more, 0 ye brave! Yes, the broad road to Honor is red where ye passed, And of glory ye asked-but a grave
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us, spent a whole year in consolidating his power in Asia Minor, and from this new base moved, in 332, upon Cilicia, the extreme eastern province of that country, where Darius had assembled an army of 600,000 men, encountered this mighty host on the Issue, with the straits of Cilicia in his rear, routed it, entered Syria, took Damascus, with all the king's treasures' laid siege to Tyre, at that time mistress of the commerce of the world, took it after a siege of nine months, besieged and took Gaza in two months, crossed the desert in seven days, entered Pelusium, took possession of Memphis, founded Alexandria, and was master of Egypt. In less than two years, all the coast of the Black Sea, all the coast of the Mediterranean, as far as Alexandria, Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt, acknowledged his dominion. This huge conquest was rendered comparatively easy by several circumstances: 1st. Syria and Egypt had always had intimate commercial and other relations with Greece. 2d. The Arabian