Stories of the East from Herodotus

by Alfred J. Church

Description:  Engaging narrative of stories from the History of Herodotus, recounting the tale of Croesus and the Fall of Sardis, chronicling the careers of Cyrus and Cambyses, and, finally, documenting Darius's rise to power. The author's The Story of the Persian War continues the account. Includes numerous black and white illustrations from ancient frescoes and sculptures.

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Ages:  12-15
Length:  216 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2016
ISBN:  978-1-59915-386-5
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. The Story of King Croesus

2. Croesus, Wishing to Make War against the Persians, Consulteth the Oracles

3. King Croesus Is Defeated and the City of Sardis Is Taken

4. Croesus Is Saved from Death. Of Lydia, the Lydians, and of Certain Greeks That Dwelt in Asia

5. The Birth and Bringing Up of Cyrus

6. Cyrus Overthroweth Astyages and Taketh the Kingdom to Himself

7. The City of Babylon, Cyrus Taketh It

8. Cyrus Maketh War against the Massagetae, and Dieth

9. Of the Manners of the Egyptians

10. Of Certain Kings of Egypt

11. Of Certain Other Kings of Egypt

12. The Persians Conquer Egypt

13. Cambyses Maketh War upon the Nations Round About, Is Stricken with Madness, and So Dieth

14. The False Smerdis Is Slain

15. The Kingdom of Darius

16. Babylon Rebelleth against the King, and Is Taken

17. King Darius Maketh War upon the Scythians

18. Of the Scythians and Other Nations

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