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Image from page 263 of "History of Darius the Great" (1850)

Identifier: historyofdariusg00abbo

Title: History of Darius the Great

Year: 1850 (1850s)

Authors: Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879

Subjects: Darius I, King of Persia, 548-485 B.C

Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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henorthwest, among the islands of the iEgeanSea. As they moved slowly on, they stoppedto take possession of such islands as came intheir way. The islanders, in some cases, sub-mitted to them without a struggle. In others,they made vigorous but perfectly futile attemptsto resist. In others still, the terrified inhabit-ants abandoned their homes, and fled in dismayto the fastnesses of the mountains. The Per-sians destroyed the cities and towns whose in-habitants they could not conquer, and took thechildren from the most influential families ofthe islands which they did subdue, as hostagesto hold their parents to their promises whentheir conquerors should have gone. The mighty fleet advanced thus, by slow de-grees, from conquest to conquest, toward theAthenian shores. The vast multitude of gal-leys covered the whole surface of the water, and I S^fe - G a - ifih , : Br 1,11 - . :-*-f ^ ^ III 6||/^?^|f^iW^i Vi1 i /• ,» -■ - ,|il| ■■ S|i|il : ^«|§| t ■ nlhii ! i I IImiIi i ■^


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I ii ii is illIII I i 1 IIlkfit -• III; - B.C.490.] Invasion op Greece. 257 Landing of the Persians. State of Athens. as they advanced, propelled each by a triple rowof oars, they exhibited to the fugitives who hadgained the summits of the mountains the ap-pearance of an immense swarm of insects,creeping, by an almost imperceptible advance,over the smooth expanse of the sea. The fleet, guided all the time by Hippias,passed on, and finally entered the strait betweenthe island of Eubcea and the main land to thenorthward of Athens. Here, after some oper-ations on the island, the Persians finally broughttheir ships into a port on the Athenian side, andlanded. Hippias made all the arrangements,and superintended the disembarkation. In the mean time, all was confusion and dis-may in the city of Athens. The government,as soon as they heard of the approach of thisterrible danger, had sent an express to the cityof Sparta, asking for aid. The aid had beenpromised, but it had not yet arrived. T



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