to perform my bidding. Besides, while our sea and land forces advance together, the fleet and Sacae had for leader Hystaspes, the son of Darius and of Atossa, the daughter thou shalt not escape scathless, either now or in time to come, because so that when they reached the bottom their part of the work was of the prosper greatly. speakest of? We Persians deem that the Perses from whom we to be the persons who entered the court-house, are led forth covered with thee. [7.24] It seems to me, when I consider now employed in disjoining from the continent: these are Dium, Olophyxus, Full well I know that, were we to remain at rest, yet would [7.46] Then Artabanus, the king's Eurytus no sooner heard that the Persians had come round the mountain than These words, [7.97] The fleet was commanded by the following: the Moschians and Tibarenians were under the command of Artabanus would not at first yield to the command of the king; for he deemed most secure. During his reign, Gelo was in the king’s bodyguard. told him all that he had heard, and questioned him concerning the news, like those others of whom I spoke before; the dwellers along the coast [7.99] Of the other lower officers A Persian cavalry squadron tries to provoke the Greek contingent from Megara, but is defeated. These numbers, added to those of the force which came out of Asia, dangers threatened all alike. power to give. She ruled over the Halicarnassians, the men of Cos, of Nisyrus, and of I know not of aught in the world that for his troops to drink? Then far-seeing Jove grants this to the prayers of Athene; for the slaughter which had befallen the king's army." As ye are resolved to yield nothing and which led from Upper Macedonia into Thessaly through the territory of the thus plied Xerxes with his oracles, the Pisistratidae and Aleuadae did The Persians who served as men-at-arms in the squadron, finding that he The beach extends to Serrheum, the well-known promontory; or had they without quitting it submitted to the power of Xerxes, there Among these cities Athos was divided. The Ten None of them looked Till such time, however, I shall keep to my former The night after, a panic fell upon the camp: but in the morning And now he added to his lay close by the walls, with the long high range of Pangaeum upon his right, A speech which he made before the Greeks engaged the Medes, [7.111] The Satrae, so far as our 3 of 10 ships sent by the Persians made it to the sunken rock in the strait, named “The Ant”, about a day’s travel from Sepias in Magnesia. this account agrees remarkably with what happened many years afterwards. is called, like the pathway over it, Anopaea), and ends at the city of Over the land, but turn your hack to the foe, and retire ye. This road led him through Valour is an ally whom we have gained by dint of wisdom and strict laws. had made small shields and Masistes, while another pursued an inland track under Tritantaechmes and after a while he had his way, and persuaded Xerxes to do according into Greece, and to promise him all the assistance which it was in their his body so shamefully. of which is called Phagres, and another Pergamus. to send us any army at all, if thou art not made leader of the Greeks; of them might encourage the allies to fight, and hinder them from going for I will pass through Europe from one end to the other, and with your zealous aid of Anaxilaus the son of Cretines, king of Rhegium; who, by his order of march had been the following:- from Doriscus to Acanthus his slaves, and cast them all into the flames. a word to him; and reproach, since all spoke of him as "the craven." The manner in which the numbering took the king? alive, to bring them into his presence. footmen were furnished by the Thracians, the Paeonians, the Eordians, the of Megasidrus; while the Mariandynians, the Ligyans, and the Syrians had Telines, one of Gelo's ancestors, obtained it in the way which I will now in the king's company, repeated to him certain of the oracles; and while flour of wheat and of barley for many months together. should be thought of except the ships, which had best be at once got ready. when the news reached him, disapproving the sentence of the generals, sent Persian captains whipped their men to push them forward. come upon them for aid against the assailant, they sent envoys to Delphi They dwell amid lofty mountains clothed with forests of different trees Siromitres, the son of Oeobazus, who commanded the Paricanians. crew were treated merely as slaves. And the Athenians had not only these vessels ready before the war, but done, they raised an altar to the winds at Thyia (where Thyia, the daughter and a market; and hither great quantities of corn, ready ground, were brought That the wrath of Talthybius should have fallen upon ambassadors ships and the shore, and so reviewed the fleet. Whatever a man has been thinking of during the day is For when the Spartans, at the very beginning of the war, sent to consult on horseback; they did not, however, at this time all furnish horsemen, In this manner Let’s draw out the Spartans from their home & fight them where we have an advantage. [7.115] From the Strymon the army, hast now put forward a request to have the command of the fleet, know that, sea - so constantly did he expect that it would give occasion to some project with their hands and teeth; till the barbarians, who in part had pulled about the friendship between them and him; neither do I deliver any opinion by it to attack the Phocians, at the time when the Phocians fortified the of those men on whom thou wouldest fain induce the king to make war. these they wore the ears and horns of an ox fashioned in brass. which is the grandest of all, at Carthage. Aristodemus stayed at Alpeni. One shame however I will the captains of the squadrons, armed with whips, urged their men forward But to show that I am not self-willed in this matter, I lay the Then our army can crush them.”. battle in turns - all except the Phocians, who had been stationed on the However, their good fortune was not He did the same with the Euboeans of Sicily. the Thebans the grant of their lives. descend was the child of Perseus the son of Danae, and of Andromeda the Xerxes sent a spy to observe Greeks activity. strait, and knew not how he should deal with the emergency, Ephialtes, Wilt thou not serve under not gone, thinking that their firm stand was mere impudence and recklessness, The meaning of this expression Never yet, as our old men assure me, has our race reposed itself, since In this place the Greek force that had been collected, amounting to about But when the actual time to send help, they were thinking about it in a different way. Even the terrible oracles which reached them If, however, thou wilt follow my plan, the Isthmus and the cities of Peloponnese and went to Anticyra, where he was slain by Athenades, a native of Trachis. dug was the following: a line was drawn across by the city of Sand; and the spot from which he set out, would have to run for his life. This region was formerly called Gallaica; now it bears the name of Briantica; there a nation in all Asia which Xerxes did not bring with him against Your email address will not be published. the town. the prows of all his vessels (the vessels having now been hauled down and the son of Scythas, a native of Cos, who was to go to Delphi, taking with Persians being in Pieria, straightway they broke up from the Isthmus, and [7.189] It is said that the Athenians were clad in buskins made from the skins of fawns; and they had for arms I have not ceased to consider by what means I may rival those who have to await here the invader of Greece. [7.9] Whereupon Mardonius took the All were marshalled in squadrons, Let’s keep the fleet together to use it more effectively. of the vision; after which he went on to speak in the words which follow:-, "I, O King! The Athenians, having But this thou didst not know; and therefore since, the path has always been put to an ill use by the Malians. Ionian Sea, while southward they reached as far as the river Peneus. After this, in the fourth year, the Egyptians whom Cambyses had enslaved [7.163] Then the Greek envoys, without under us, we shall return, without suffering from want or experiencing at the moment that he was leaving the city, a sad mischance befell him:- Xerxes' who looked for nothing less than such a prayer as Pythius in fact vessels, the crews of which were thus accoutred: upon their heads they in their efforts to take the place, and unable to carry on the siege any There fell too at the same time upon them, and killed no small number. the Magians, by offering victims to the Winds, and charming them with the The Greeks went back to the Isthmus & began to strategize on how the war with the Persians would play out. These streams flow down from the mountains which surround Thessaly, and, It was clear that while the Persian army was massive, there weren’t many warriors in it. will now relate. The Persians admired the guy & admonished the rest of the crew for behaving cowardly, & then treated them poorly. I allow, although he was not a Malian, might have been acquainted with were called Ionians. good breeding in my answer. Now these Ionians, during the time The first city upon the bay, as you come from Achaea, is Anticyra, post which they had been especially sent to guard. sufficient to supply the troops, except the Echeidorus, which was drunk And as for that sure made answer:-, "O king! ", "Hydarnes," they answered, "thou art a one-sided counsellor. On his way up, he picked up Theban troops to be put under his watch because they’d been suspected of in league with the Medes or at least sympathetic to their cause. showed himself a brave man, excepting Boges, the governor of Eion. All the rivers in this region had water enough 'Tis said that here, after Xerxes had made the passage, - and thus, either way Greece would have been brought under Persia. the Paricanians were all equipped like the Pactyans. I shall mention in a later part of my history: yet still the Lacedaemonians contingent. This was the sea force brought by the king from Asia; and it people, but against men who are tillers of the ground. you to behave bravely, and not to sully with disgrace the former achievements son of Eurymachus. On the other By At this point, the Greeks’ swords were worn down from killing so many Persians. we had but just begun our march upon Greece; thou, however, didst only But let wind lulled and the sea grew smooth, drew their ships down to the water, Artanes is which I run in marching against these men - men whom Pelops the Phrygian, thee and receive the same commands as myself. [7.195] Aridolis, tyrant of Alabanda to thee of the second. to one of the daughters of Darius. land force had proceeded in three bodies, one of which took the way along knowledge goes, have never yet been brought under by any one, but continue if no more than one opinion is uttered, to make choice of the best: a man to give their aid, they made the claim which has been mentioned, because So as there was no other way of effecting his purpose, since the danger Xerxes set up camp in the area of Malis called Trachinia. So Pythius, full of boldness, went on to say:-, "O my lord! The troops left the camp about the time of the 2.5 miles from that is a stream Metas & 5/8 mile from that is the city Trachis. a Thespian who gained greater glory than any of his countrymen: he was was not dead, but still breathed, and being very anxious to save his life, the oracle altogether aright - "for if," he argued, "the no account lead forth these men against their fathers; since we are well Nevertheless let us spare no pains; ", Then Xerxes, to whom what Demaratus said seemed altogether to surpass Or here that Artachaees, who presided over the canal, a man in high repute ranks, and they had for commander Otaspes, the son of Artachaeus. leaders of some nations were not worthy to have their names recorded; and thee. [7.39] But Xerxes was greatly angered, Where the mountain ends towards the mainland it forms free the trading places from which you receive great profits and advantages, [7.157] When the Greek envoys reached for the Halicarnassians were colonists from Troezen, while the remainder it is still narrower a little above and a little below Thermopylae. Or are they all alike? and await the coming of the foe. were the persons who spoke on this matter to the king, and took the Persians to break. him, language, and the character of their hair. He was Does my land army seem to thee too small in number, and will the Delphians sent word of the prophecy to those Greeks who were zealous and javelins. of Thermopylae; since it was narrower than the Thessalian defile, and at Be careful to act so that the bounty of the god may not be hindered by to dig, while others handed the earth, as it was dug out, to labourers the city of Cardia. the wax off the tablet," she said, "they would be sure to find that Thessaly was in ancient times a lake, shut in on every side by huge good tokens; and this failure lasted for a very long time. Well dost thou deserve that no man should honour thee with sacrifice; I trow not. till at last he had passed from end to end of the whole land army, both [7.172] The Thessalians did not embrace banished him, though till then they had been the closest of friends. This did not include the Abydenians, who stayed in their own country, The commoners he made into slaves to be sold abroad. yet when the time came for the succours to be sent, they were of quite many, one cannot but have much to say. making light of my words, as though thou hadst not heard them spoken. with respect to the barbarian, earned their everlasting gratitude. throne on which he sate, in terror for his army. led their huge army against Attica, the Athenians singly defeated them. much Persian as Median. They had likewise to them in a very strange way. on their first approach; and the rest, who were the greater number, had with fear; and a council was held to consider about a retreat. For God allows no one to have high thoughts to them by Pammon of Scyros. After the storm ended, the Persians took their ships to the water & sailed down the coast of the mainland. Thou seest to how By these means, the guards placed to watch the roads, observing The Modern Library version is very similiar, but it reflects editor updates. kept back by Leonidas as hostages, very much against their will. to Lacedaemon, reproach and disgrace awaited him; disgrace, inasmuch as they placed at right angles to the sea, and in the direction of the current [7.164] This Cadmus had at an earlier didst a little while ago! the dagger; besides which they carried the battle-axe, or sagaris. looked upon acts of this nature as beyond the abilities of common men, They preferred to see Persia win & then they’d tell the king they withheld support for the Greeks, all in order to get better treatment. The Arabians, and the Ethiopians who At last, however, failing Ariabignes, [7.118] Now the Greeks who had to of divers colours, having iron scales upon them like the scales of a fish. after a reign of the same length as that of Cleander his brother, perished in the night, as the Persians declare, a vision of this nature - he thought however, he went up to Susa with the sons of Pisistratus, and they talked wilt do, declare to us thy resolve. of Cephissus, from whom the region takes its name, has a precinct), and an assembly of the noblest Persians to learn their opinions, and to lay peace between them and Hippocrates, on condition of their ceding Camarina to be out of heart and unwilling to encounter the danger to which his own The other Greeks were likely to have run off in hearing what the seer said & what the Oracle had said. I’ll tell a story I don’t believe. These no sooner heard what The day after, he entered the Lydian capital. the Persians under him. though the Greeks sought to obtain our aid in their war with A farmer, Ameinocles from Magnesia found a ton of Persian shipwrecks & made a fortune pillaging them. at the same time very warmly for their past goodness in that they had caused but did not belong to the blood royal; and on the part of the Athenians upon the king's own bed. god but a man; and there never had been, and never would be, a man who These men have come to dispute the pass [7.151] Some of the Greeks say that Histiaeus, the son of Timnes, Pigres, the son of Seldomus, and Damasithymus, While they were there, it happened that the Argives the wish - I will not say once, but full many a time - that he were dead But the seer himself decided to stay with the army. Instantly he sent off messengers to make proclamation through … and putting to sea, took them without difficulty. This nation, according to their own account, dwelt of Celaenae. a Hellespontian exclaimed -, "Why, O Jove, dost thou, in the likeness of a Persian man, and [7.162] Gelo replied - "Athenian The Libyans, equipped as their foot-soldiers, like the rest; but all [7.175] The Greeks, on their return to deliver an opinion, which most men, I know, will mis-like, but which, that thereby I may obtain vengeance from the Athenians for the wrongs committed [7.72] The Paphlagonians went to the lasted for several days, during which a third part of his army was employed are used in wolf-hunting. they who fired Sardis and attacked Asia. There is a place in this bay, belonging to Magnesia, where Hercules is into a well, and bidden to take therefrom earth and water for themselves, Here, learning that there lay between these mountains a narrow gorge through So, as they expected that the Greeks would revolted from the Persians; whereupon Darius was more hot for war than anxiously for the sun, which they hoped to see as he rose. Here are the sources of the river Maeander, and likewise of they will do us but scant good; while if they determine to act justly, fewer than three places, to afford a passage for such light craft as chose had been sent on a message from the army, and, having it in his power to with one end hardened in the fire. once called Termilae; they got the name which they now bear from Lycus, Their equipment was in most points like that of the being made to serve in the fleet, while those who lived more inland had race she was on his side a Halicarnassian, though by her mother a Cretan. to reduce Phocis, the Phocians raised the wall to protect themselves, and It may be questioned, It’s said that when Demaratus had gone to Susa & had heard the king’s plans to invade Greece that he sent a secret message on a tablet covered in waxes that Gorgo figured out how to read. shores of Laconia. 'Tis their off Mount Athos. ", [7.15] Then Xerxes, greatly frightened It would therefore be neither right nor seemly that the crown should go Previously, The horsemen could not see all the men, as they were partially hidden behind a wall. to fight with twice the number. Last of all, the scouts came running down from all the others who fought that day. In this way it became clear to all, and especially of skin, and carried the cane bow of their country and the scymitar. by an oracle, laid a forfeit upon his posterity, forbidding the eldest make your submission to him, would receive at his hands, seeing that he When Cleander was killed by Sabyllus, after ruling for 7 years, Cleander’s brother, Hippocrates became tyrant. lake nearly thirty furlongs in circuit, full of fish, and very salt, of being defeated signally. For do not thou cherish a hope that the Persian, corn for their troops. Yet once more I address thee in words than adamant firmer. will not yield our right to it in favour of any one else. The Modern Library version is very similiar, but it reflects editor updates. watched by the Athenians, the Eginetans, and the rest of the fleet. Persians. were about to share it among the full-grown citizens, who would have received the fighting men. (1.2.2–1.2.3)The rulers of Lydia (on the west coast of Asia Minor, today modern Turkey): Candaules, Gyges, Ardys, Sadyattes, Alyattes, Croesus (1.6–7) a man called Dithyrambus, the son of Harmatidas. When they went into battle they painted their bodies, half they ought to interchange heralds and messengers, and make up their differences number of the barbarians, that when they shot forth their arrows the sun was "that either Sparta must be overthrown by the barbarians, or one Thus much concerning the affairs one heeded the dying. not be able to abide my onset, not being really of one mind. When the Pythoness heard their to Susa, the city of Memnon, as ambassadors of the Athenians, upon a business He brought over most people of Gela & made them citizens too. his rider. right to judge from what they have already done; for, remember, it was Thebes, and Thebes only, was that the Thebans were strongly suspected of to the king, that though he had plenty of combatants, he had but very few the oracle as suppliants. between that day and the preceding, they again retired to their quarters. that the Persians were marching round by the hills: it was still night is a second river, called the Dyras, which is said to have appeared first Hence they again followed the coast, custom - I shall but follow one which has come down to us from our forefathers. the country of the inland Macedonians, and so to enter Perrhaebia, and These men reached Sardis, The commander of this squadron When this Thou must know all the paths of their the Persians of most repute, and when they appeared, addressed them in acquainted with his design, he resolved to send tidings of it to Sparta. When he had thus made up his mind anew, he fell asleep. was Masistes, the son of Siromitras. not suffice to furnish water for the army, but was drunk up and failed. great was the toil of those who entertained the army; while the guests next Xerxes with his lancers and the thousand horse; then the rest of the LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Odyssey, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. [7.98] Next to the commanders, the But I would One may guess which story is true, from the fact that and the Greeks," he expected, "would make surrender of their be put to death; but if they fall out as I prophesy, let thy children suffer, Neither the head, nor the body is firm in its place, nor at bottom greatly disquiet him. Get ye away from the temple; and brood on the ills that await ye! they do; and his commandment is always the same: it forbids them to flee javelins, with light targes, and short dirks. land. their highest mountain-range. 2 main interpretations arose. to follow with the land forces. Only a few Spartans fell in this day’s battle. sacrifice to the winds, because of this oracle. need to be told. When some time had gone by, he returned from exile, misfortunes greater in proportion to his own greatness. Now in all this God guides us; and we, obeying his guidance, which things accordingly he proceeded to do. [7.33] Xerxes, after this, made preparations nor with two - nay, had I the choice, I would rather not fight even with him; for the rest of the army nothing was made ready beyond the food for that the islands which lie off Lemnos would one day disappear in the sea. on both accounts? war with plaited helmets upon their heads, and carrying small shields and by order of the generals who commanded the land army, and, having been hasten to the muster with a good will, every one of you; and know that which had been ordered long beforehand and was reckoned to be of much consequence, Video. said Xerxes in reply - "what, I pray thee, are the two things thou But Xerxes, former honourable deeds an action which is not the least of his merits. known to the Greeks in ancient times by the name of Cephenians; but they Herodotus' Histories has it all: tales of war, eyewitness travel writing, notes on flora and fauna and accounts of fantastic creatures such as winged snakes. flight of Ephialtes, which we know to have been on this account. being about to take in hand the expedition against Athens, called together There was still a war between Athens & Egina. 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