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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Fragments of Book 10, Chapter 19 (search)
which is the lot of mankind.The passage probably refers to the remark of a Babylonian that Darius would take Babylon when mules bear offspring. See Hdt. 3.151 and passim for details of the account of the taking of Babylon. Babylon. When Megabyzus, who was also called Zopyrus and was a friend of King Darius, had scourged himself and mutilated his countenance,Literally, "cut off the extremities of his face," i.e. the nose and ears; the story is given by Hdt. abyzus. 520-519 B.C. because he had resolved to become a deserterIn order to trick the Babylonians. and betray Babylon to the Persians, we are told that Darius was deeply moved and declared that he would rather have Megabyzus whole agredicted.This probably refers to the boast of the Babylonians (Hdt. 3.151) that the Persians would only take Babylon "when mules bear offspring." A little later one of Zopyrus' mules foaled. After Darius had made himself