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The Plan: we shall conquer Babylon: for I shall go straightway as a deserter to the wall; and I shall say to them that I suffered this treatment at
Vast walls and deep ditches are an inestimable aid to a brave and well-commanded garrison; but they cannot be made entirely to supply the want of
Those who recollect the description of Babylon and its surrounding territory, will not be surprised to learn that the capture of it gave the Persian
Of this Babylon, besides many other rulers, of whom I shall make mention in the Assyrian history, and who added improvement to the walls and temples,
Time: 539 BCPlace: Babylon178. Cyrus, so soon as he had made subject to himself all other parts of the mainland, proceeded to attack the Assyrians.