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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Fragments of Book 10, Chapter 14 (search)
m much the more cruel and
arrogant. Cambyses the Persian,
after he had taken Memphis and Pelusium,525 B.C. since he could not bear his good fortune as men should,
dug up the tomb of Amasis, the former king of Egypt.
And finding his mummified corpse in the coffin, he outraged the body of the dead man, and after
showing every despite to the senseless corpse, he finally ordered it to be burned. For since it
was not the practice of the natives to consign the bodies of their dead to fire, he supposed
that in this fashion also he would be giving offence to him who had been long dead. When Cambyses was on the point of setting
out upon his campaign against Ethiopia, he dispatched
a part of his army against the inhabitants of Ammonium,The site of the oracle of Ammon, the present oasis of Siwah. giving orders to its commanders to plunder and burn the oracle and
to make slaves of all who dwelt near the shrine.Const. Exc. 2 (1), pp. 224-225.
century B.C., by Battus, otherwise
called Aristotle, a Greek from the island of Thera, and attained great
reputation as a centre of trade, and as the birthplace of
Eratosthenes, Aristippus, and Callimachus.
oraclum Iovis: the
Egyptian deity Ammon, or Hammon, originally worshipped in
under the form of a ram, or of a human figure with a ram's
horns, had his most famous temple and oracle in the oasis of
Siwah in the
Libyan desert, 400 miles from Cyrene (Plin.
l.c.). He was identified by the Greeks and
Romans with Zeus and Jupiter; cf.
hoc neque harenosum Libyae Iovis
aestuosi: of glowing
heat, as in
Hor. Carm. 1.22.5
per Syrtes aestuosas
Hor. Carm. 1.31.5