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Title: The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2.
(of 7): Assyria The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations. Author: George Rawlinson Illustrator: George Rawlinson Release Date: July 1, 2005 [EBook #16162] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES *** Produced by David Widger THE SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES OF THE ANCIENT EASTERN WORLD; OR, THE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND ANTIQUITIES OF CHALDAEA, ASSYRIA BABYLON, MEDIA, PERSIA, PARTHIA, AND SASSANIAN, OR NEW PERSIAN EMPIRE. BY GEORGE RAWLINSON, M.A., CAMDEN PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THREE VOLUMES. VOLUME I. With Maps and Illustrations Tue Apr 04 19:17:26 2017 2 THE SECOND MONARCHY. ASSYRIA. [Illustration: Map1] CHAPTER I. DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY. -Greek phrase[--]---HEROD.
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192. The site of the second--or great Assyrian-monarchy was the upper portion of the Mesopotamian valley.
The cities which successively formed its capitals lay, all of them, upon the middle Tigris; and the heart of the country was a district on either side that river, enclosed within the thirty-fifth and thirty-seventh parallels.
By degrees these limits were enlarged; and the term Assyria came to be used, in a loose and vague way, of a vast and ill-defined tract extending on all sides from this central region.
Herodotus considered the whole of Babylonia to be a mere district of Assyria...





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