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By Robert D. Morritt

Echoes from the Greek Bronze Age is the results of a lot that the writer has learn over a number of years. it's a learn of the concepts and works of early thinkers, from Hecataeus the early cartographer, to Herodotus survey of the then 'known world,' the suggestions of Anaxagoras, Xenophon s descriptions, and the sayings of Xenophanes. Simones paintings at the paintings of reminiscence, 'The Loci' and its impression such a lot of years afterward Giordano Bruno declared as a heretic also are explored. This e-book will curiosity readers who get pleasure from background, archaic medical observations and those that want a stable learn, instead of that came upon inside of a turgid Classical monograph.

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Halic. {monos 'Erodotos 'Omerikhotatos egeneto}. —Longinus. Artaphrenes the governor of Sardis sent for envoys from all the cities and compelled the Ionians to make agreements among themselves, so that they might give satisfaction for wrongs and not plunder one another's land. This he compelled them to do, and also he measured their territories by parasangs,that is the name which the Persians give to the length of thirty furlongs,he measured, I say, by these, and appointed a certain amount of tribute for each people, which continues still unaltered from that time even to my own days, as it was appointed by Artaphrenes; and the tribute was appointed to be nearly of the same amount for each as it had been before.

The Argives then say that this was the reason why Cleomenes went mad and had an evil end: but the Spartans themselves say that Cleomenes was not driven mad by any divine power, but that he had become a drinker of unmixed wine from having associated with Scythians, and that he went mad in consequence of this: for the nomad Scythians, they say, when Dareios had made invasion of their land, desired eagerly after this to take vengeance upon him; and they sent to Sparta and tried to make an alliance, and to arrange that while the Scythians themselves attempted an invasion of Media by the way of the river Phasis, the Spartans should set forth from Echoes from the Greek Bronze Age 41 Ephesos and go up inland, and then that they should meet in one place: and they say that Cleomenes when the Scythians had come for this purpose, associated with them largely, and that thus associating more than was fit, he learnt the practice of drinking wine unmixed with water; and for this cause (as the Spartans think) he went mad.

Thus had Ariston brought into his house the third wife, having dismissed the second: and this wife, not having fulfilled the ten months but in a shorter period of time, bore him that Demaratos of whom we were speaking; and one of his servants reported to him as he was sitting in council with the Ephors, that a son had been born to him. " This the Ephors heard, but they thought it a matter of no importance at the moment; and the child grew up and Ariston repented of that which he had said, for he thought Demaratos was certainly his own son; and he gave him the name "Demaratos" for this reason, namely because before these things took place the Spartan people all in a body had made a vow praying that a son might be born to Ariston, as one who was pre-eminent in renown over all the kings who had ever arisen in Sparta.

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