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Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley) 2 0 Browse Search
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Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley), Book 2, chapter 128 (search)
Thus, they reckon that for a hundred and six years Egypt was in great misery and the temples so long shut were never opened. The people hate the memory of these two kings so much that they do not much wish to name them, and call the pyramids after the shepherd Philitis, who then pastured his flocks in this placeThis is the form which Hdt. gives to the story of the rule of the “shepherds” (Hyksos) in Lower Egypt, perhaps from 2100 to 1600 B.C
Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews (ed. William Whiston, A.M.), Book 2, section 189 (search)
r did the river overflow the ground, for it did not rise to its former height, nor did God send rain upon it; Reland here puts the question, how Josephus could complain of its not raining in Egypt during this famine, while the ancients affirm that it never does naturally rain there. His answer is, that when the ancients deny that it rains in Egypt, they only mean the Upper Egypt above the Delta, which is called Egypt in the strictest sense; but that in the Delta [and by consequence in the Lower Egypt adjoining to it] it did of old, and still does, rain sometimes. See the note on Antiq. B. III. ch. 1. sect. 6. nor did they indeed make the least provision for themselves, so ignorant were they what was to be done; but Joseph sold them corn for their money. But when their money failed them, they bought corn with their cattle and their slaves; and if any of them had a small piece of land, they gave up that to purchase them food, by which means the king became the owner of all their substan
Sallust, The Jugurthine War (ed. John Selby Watson, Rev. John Selby Watson, M.A.), chapter 18 (search)
for the Lybians are less warlike than the Getulians.Those who had spread toward our sea--for the Libyans are less warlike than the Getulians] Magis hi, qui ad nostrum mare processerant ; quia Libyes quám Gœtuli minùs bellicosi. The Persians and Getulians (under the name of Numidians), and their colonists, who were more toward the Mediterranean, and were more warlike than the Libyans (who were united with the Medes and Armenians) took from them portions of their territories by conquest. This is clearly the sense, as deducible from the preceding portion of the text. At last nearly all lower Africa/un>Lower Africa] Africa pars inferior. The part nearest to the sea. The ancients called the maritime parts of a country the lower parts, and the inland parts the higher, taking the notion, probably, from the course of the rivers. Lower Egypt was the part at the mouth of the Nile. was occupied by the Numidians; and all the conquered tribes were merged in the nation and name of their conquero