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OF

ANCIENT HISTORY;

CHIEFLY OF

THE EGYPTIANS,

CARTHAGINIANS, ASSYRIANS,

AND

MEDES AND PERSIANS.

WITH

EXERCISES AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER.

FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

BY M. A. KILOH.

LONDON:

SAMUEL HOLDSWORTH, AMEN CORNER,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1839.

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PREFACE.

The Compiler of the present Work having found Abridgments of the Histories of Greece, Rome, and England, exceedingly useful in the education of young persons, was induced to undertake an Abridgment of Ancient History, hoping for a similar result. The task has, however, been more difficult than she had imagined; for although solicitous to recount as many of the great events of antiquity as the limits of a school-book would permit, she feels assured that much matter of great importance remains untold. Nevertheless, should the perusal of the following pages allure any to the diligent study of the larger works on Ancient History, and thus render them familiar with so essential a branch of knowledge, the Writer will esteem herself amply rewarded. In the Exercises, at the end of each chapter, a few questions will be found, to which answers are not given in the text; but these have purposely been inserted to induce research on the part of the student: and for the same reasons the questions and paragraphs are not numerically marked; but it is hoped that the marginal dates and Chronological Table will be found a sufficient assistance.

January, 1839.

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE.

A. M.

1800 Nimrod founds the first Assyrian empire.

Ninus.
Kingdom of Egypt founded by Mizraim.
Busiris.

Mæris.
1900 The shepherd kings seize upon Lower Egypt.

Kingdom of Sycion founded by Egialæus. 2000 Abraham born.

Kingdom of Argos founded.
The Phænicians are supposed to have built some cities, and to

have invented several agricultural implements. 2100 The deluge of Ogyges.

Thetmosis expe's the shepherd kings.

Joseph carried into Egypt and sold to Potiphar. 2200 Jacob goes into Egypt with his family.

India is supposed to have been peopled. 2300 Famine in Egypt.

Joseph made ruler of Egypt, sells corn to the people.

Hadad reigns in Edom.
2400 Rameses Miamum reigns in Egypt.

Cecrops founded the kingdom of Athens.
Lacedemon founded.
Pharaoh Amenophis succeeded Rameses.

Moses born.
2500 The Israelites quit Egypt.

Pharaoh Amenophis is drowned in the Red Sea.
Sesostris reigns in Egypt.
Moses dies.
Joshua appointed leader of the Israelites.

Minos, king of Crete.
2600 Sisyphus becomes master of Corinth.

Eleusinian mysteries instituted at Athens.

Isthmian games established. 2700 Tyre founded.

Gideon governs Israel.

Expedition of the Argonauts. 2800 Proteus, king of Egypt.

War of Troy.

Troy taken by the Greeks 2900 The Heraclidæ seize upon Sparta, where the brothers Eury

stenes and Procles reign together.

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