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When Cyrus appeared before Babylon heCyrus surrounds Babylon stationed his whole force about the ciBabylon stationed his whole force about the city and then rode around it himself in company with his friends and the staff-officers of the allies
mpassing walls of such extent,See Index, s.v. Babylon, note. the lines necessarily had but little d ard that a certain festival had come round in Babylon, during which all Babylon was accustomed to dBabylon was accustomed to drink and revel all night long, Cyrus took a large number of men, just as soon as it was dark, and o ”
When these words were spoken, they advanced.Babylon falls And of those they met on the way, some rdis and Croesus in subjection; we have taken Babylon and subjugated everything; and yet yesterday, side of him.
And since he considered that all Babylon, too,The city guards stood in need of adequat established about himself and in the city of Babylon is maintained on the same footing even to thi ell you, my men; butThe Persian discipline in Babylon Xen. Cyrop. 1.2.4 ff. just as in Persia the p
When it seemed to him that affairs in BabylonCyrus goes to Persia were sufficiently well organized for him to absent himself from the city, he began to make preparations for his journey to Persia and issued instructions to the others accordingly. And as soon as he had got together in sufficient quantity, as he believed, everything
a, Cyrus turned aside to visit Cyaxares. And when they had exchanged greetings, the first thing Cyrus told Cyaxares was that a palace had been selected for him in Babylon, and official headquarters, so that he might occupy a residence of his own whenever he came there; and then he also gave him many splendid presents.
Cyaxares acce he daughter of Cyaxares, for he had obtained the consent of his father and mother. And to this day people still tell of her wonderful beauty. And when he was married he at once departed with his bride for Babylon.