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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians (Vol. 1 of 6)   By: (1661-1741)

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Ancient History

Of The

Egyptians, Carthaginians,

Assyrians, Babylonians,

Medes and Persians,

Macedonians and Grecians


Charles Rollin

Late Principal of the University of Paris

Professor of Eloquence in The Royal College

And Member of the Royal Academy

Of Inscriptions and Belles Letters

Translated From The French

In Six Volumes

Vol. I.

New Edition

Illustrated With Maps and Other Engravings


Printed for Longman And Co., J. M. Richardson,

Hamilton And Co., Hatchard And Son, Simpkin And Co.,

Rivingtons, Whittaker And Co., Allen And Co.,

Nisbet And Co., J. Bain, T. And W. Boone, E. Hodgson,

T. Bumpus, Smith, Elder, And Co., J. Capes, L. Booth,

Bigg And Son, Houlston And Co., H. Washbourne,

Bickets And Bush, Waller And Son, Cambridge,

Wilson And Sons, York, G. And J. Robinson, Liverpool,

And A. And C. Black, Edinburgh



Preface. Book The First. The Ancient History Of The Egyptians. Part The First. Description of Egypt. Chapter I. Thebais. Chapter II. Middle Egypt, or Heptanomis. Chapter III. Lower Egypt. Part The Second. Of the Manners and Customs of the Egyptians. Chapter I. Concerning The Kings And Government. Chapter II. Concerning the Priests And Religion Of The Egyptians. Chapter III. Of The Egyptian Soldiers And War. Chapter IV. Of Their Arts And Sciences. Chapter V. Of Their Husbandmen, Shepherds, and Artificers. Chapter VI. Of The Fertility Of Egypt. Part The Third. The History of the Kings of Egypt. Book The Second. The History Of The Carthaginians. Part The First. Character, Manners, Religion, Government. Part The Second. The History of the Carthaginians. Chapter I. The Foundation of Carthage. Chapter II. The History of Carthage. Book the Third. The History of the Assyrians. Chapter I. The First Empire of the Assyrians. Chapter II. The Second Assyrian Empire, both of Nineveh and Babylon. Chapter III. The History of the Kingdom of the Medes. Chapter IV. The History of the Lydians. Maps. Footnotes

[Illustration: Portrait of Charles Rollin.]

Charles Rollin. Born 1661. Died 1741.

[Transcriber's Note: The French original of this work was published 1730 38. The translation was done by Robert Lynam.]

A Letter written by the Right Reverend Dr. FRANCIS ATTERBURY, late Lord Bishop of Rochester, to M. ROLLIN, in commendation of this Work.

Reverende atque Eruditissime Vir,

Cum, monente amico quodam, qui juxta ædes tuas habitat, scirem te Parisios revertisse; statui salutatum te ire, ut primùm per valetudinem liceret. Id officii, ex pedum infirmitate aliquandiu dilatum, cùm tandem me impleturum sperarem, frustrà fui; domi non eras. Restat, ut quod coràm exequi non potui, scriptis saltem literis præstem; tibique ob ea omnia, quibus à te auctus sum, beneficia, grates agam, quas habeo certè, et semper habiturus sum, maximas.

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