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Polybius, Histories, book 10, Antiochus Reaches Tambrax (search)
ound on the rear of the enemy, and as soon as the barbarians perceived this they fled in a panic. King Antiochus exerted himself actively to prevent a pursuit, and caused a recall to be sounded, because he wished his men to make the descent into Hyrcania, without scattering, and in close order. He reaches Tambrax. He accomplished his object: reached Tambrax, an unwalled city of great size and containing a royal palace, and there encamped. Capture of Sirynx. Most of the natives fled from the battle-field, and its immediate neighbourhood, into a city called Sirynx, which was not far from Tambrax, and from its secure and convenient situation was considered as the capital of Hyrcania. Antiochus therefore determined to carry this town by assault; and having accordingly advanced thither, and pitched his camp under its walls, he commenced the assault. The operation consisted chiefly of mining under pent-houses. For the city was defended by three trenches, thirty cubits broad and fifteen deep,
Polybius, Histories, book 10, Antiochus Crosses the Arius (search)
iochus Crosses the Arius The Apasiacae live between the rivers Oxus and Tanais, The entrance of the Nomad Scythians into Hyrcania. the former of which falls into the Hyrcanian Sea, the latter into the Palus Maeotis.Polybius confuses the Tanais (Don) the Caspian. Both are large enough to be navigable; and it seems surprising how the Nomads managed to come by land into Hyrcania along with their horses. Two accounts are given of this affair, one of them probable, the other very surprising yet not between the rock and its falls. It is through this space that they say the Apasiacae went on foot with their horses into Hyrcania, under the fall, and keeping close to the rock. The other account is more probable on the face of it. It is said that, a which the water descends deep below the surface, and so is carried on for a short way, and then reappears: and that the barbarians, being well acquainted with the facts, make their way on horseback, over the space thus left dry, into Hyrcania. . . .