It would have been senseless, first because Napoleon’s disorganized army was flying from Russia with all possible speed, that is to say, was doing just what every Russian desired.
In the eyes of the Assyrians this was base ingratitude; he was deposed and again carried off, and before the return march was finally entered upon, a regular drive was made over the whole of Elam, during which the chief towns were sacked. “No, it’s not that, but worse. The more fair and crystal is the sky, / The uglier seem the clouds that in it fly. Rich. Every day the success of his plans and actions was bursting more and more on the public notice, and no one was more impressed by the value of his services than the new Commander-in-Chief, Sir Thomas Fairfax. In the midst of this parley Klearchus returned, and was requested by Phalinus to return a final answer on behalf of all.
It is difficult to interest the average citizen in any particular movement to the degree of getting him to take an efficient part in it. His children inherited, for the most part, the distinguished talents of their father. Time is the life of the soul. London, 1889; Kahun, Gurob, and Hawara. “That was a real battle,” said an old soldier.
Persia had absorbed Media and subdued Chaldea and Asia Minor. 44 The fate of Busiris and of Coptos was still more melancholy than that of Alexandria: those proud cities, the former distinguished by its antiquity, the latter enriched by the passage of the Indian trade, were utterly destroyed by the arms and by the severe order of Diocletian.