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his rare simplicity, his vivid descriptions, his skill in the construction of his work, and the felicity with which he contrives to work up a vast number of details, comprising the history of the human race from the earliest times to the reign of Xerxes, and the Persian invasion of Greece, into a narrative resembling an epic poem in everything but verse. We said little about the accuracy of his history, or the allowances which ought to be made for his imperfect means of obtaining information. Schropant. From Sardis, the capital of Lydia, to Susa, the capital of Persia, there was a military road, guarded by fortresses, established at regular intervals. Among these posts was Critalla, celebrated by Herodotus as the spot upon which Xerxes collected his army, when about to invade Greece. It appears to have been situated near Tyana, (now Danam,) but a few days' march from the gates of Cilicia, as the avenues to that country were called.-- Cyrus, the younger, advanced by this route