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By William Sandys W. Vaux

This Elibron Classics ebook is a facsimile reprint of a 1876 variation by way of Scribner, Armstrong & Co., manhattan.

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C. 516-515, and, if so, must have have been carved during the period of repose which followed the suppression of the first great rebellions, or in the of Darius. fifth or sixth years Having O reduced the various revolts that had so long o troubled his empire, Darius divided his vast dominions into a series of local governments, called " satrapies V' 1 This word is of Persian origin, and the office was common to HISTORY OF PERSIA. 39 number ranging between twenty at their commencement and twenty-nine, as recorded on one of their The satraps were entrusted inscriptions.

1-8. to 00 HISTORY OF PERSIA. C. 425-4), trigues, assassinations, and rebellions; the latter geneaccording to the rally quelled with greater or less ease, amount of gold lavished by the royal treasury. Of these the two principal ones were those by his brother Arsites, and by Pissuthnes, a Lydian, both of whom had relied for whatever success they might obtain on that broken reed, bribes to Greek mercenaries. Thenceforward, indeed, Persian gold ruled the whole of the Western world and the Persians discovered that there ; was one thing Greek patriotism could not was required was -to in other words other off state the one play against to supply each in its turn, whether Sparta, Thebes or Athens, with an adequate amount of the precious metal.

Sending, therean efficient force, Darius gradually reconquered each place, defeated the Ionian fleet utterly in the battle of Lade, and retook Miletus, the Greeks having to rue the day when they allowed themselves to entertain the wild character schemes of the of Aristagoras; moreover the outbreak naturally led Darius to own part, in which he an make hoped example of those European who had to help their Asiatic fit thought powers plan a further attack on his 1 to brethren. For this purpose Mardonius, the son of Gobryas, and the son-in-law of Darius, was ordered to advance with a powerful force by the way of Thrace, Macedonia and Thessaly, against Eretria and Athens.

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