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THE PERSIAN WARS,
EXAMINATION QUESTIONS, AND INDEXES.
BY CHARLES WILLIAM STOCKER, D.D.
PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,
ARGUMENT OF THE SEVENTH BOOK.
Egypt revolts : 1. Darius names Xerxes for his successor, and dies in the
midst of preparations for war: 2–4. Xerxes is pressed to invade Greece by Mardonius, Demaratus, and others: 5; 6. The revolt is quelled : 7. Xerxes proposes in council an expedition against Greece; Mardonius speaks in approval of the measure, which Artabanus opposes : 8—11. The king, in spite of a dream, changes his determination; the vision appears again to him, and also to his uncle, who now urges the invasion : 12—19. Great preparations ; Athos is dug through: 20—25. Xerxes begins his march. Pythius: 26–31. The Hellespontine bridges are destroyed by a storm, but rebuilt: 32—36. March from Sardis to Abydos. Review of the forces. Conversation between the king and Artabanus, who is left as viceroy: 37–53. Passage over the bridges. March to Doriscus. Numbering of the army: 54–60. Com. manders-in-chief of the forces. The immortal ’band : 82 ; 83. Generals of the cavalry : 87; 88. Triremes : 89. Marines : 96. Commanders of the fleet : 97. Artemisia : 99. Review of the army: 100. Conversation of Xerxes with Demaratus : 101–104. Mascames. Boges : 105—107. March from Doriscus to Acanthus, the fleet coasting along shore: 108—120. There the army and navy separate, and meet again at Therma: 121–127. Xerxes surveys the mouth of the Peneus: 128—130. His heralds return; none had been now sent to Sparta or Athens : 131–133. Discord among the Greeks : 138. The Athenians were the saviours of Greece: 139. Oracles; which Themistocles interprets : 140—143. Preparations of the Greeks: 144—147. Argos declines any alliance : 148–152. Unsuccessful embassy to Gelon: 153; 156–167. Duplicity of the Corcyræans : 168. Crete remains neutral : 169. The Thessalians are necessitated to join the Persians : 171-174. The Greek congress resolves to defend Thermopylæ, and to station the fleet at Artemisium: 175—178. Hostilities commence by sea : 179–183. Numerical strength of the invaders : 184-187. A storm : 188—191. Naval manæuvres : 192—195. Xerxes marches to Trachis. A little band under Leonidas occupies the pass : 196; 198–209. Battle of Thermopylæ. Treachery of Epialtes. Fall of Leonidas. His countrymen sell their lives dearly. The Thebans are made slaves : 210—213; 215—233. Conver. sation of Xerxes and Demaratus: 234-237. The body of Leonidas is mutilated : 238. Demaratus had sent to Sparta intelligence of this invasion : 239.