Note on the Historical Results Deducible from Recent Discoveries in Afghanistan

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W. H. Allen and Company, 1844 - Afghanistan - 124 pages
 

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Page 7 - ... have been the battle-field of every tribe and nation that has risen to dominion in the East. The history of this tract, therefore, if we had it complete and continuous, would tell more of the history of the world, and of the great revolutions in language, religion, civilization, and government, which have been brought about by conquest, and by the admixture of races resulting from conquest, than that of any other country on the face of the earth.
Page 57 - Eucratides , magni uterque viri , regna ineunt. Sed Parthorum fortuna felicior ad summum , hoc duce , imperii fastigium eos perduxit. Bactriani autem per varia bella jactati , non regnum tantum , verum etiam libertatem amiserunt : siquidem Sogdianorum et Drangianorum Indorumque bellis fatigati , ad postremum ab invalidioribus Parthis , velut exsangues, oppressi sunt.
Page 57 - Eucratides, magni uterque viri, regna ineunt. Sed Parthorum fortuna felicior ad summum hoc duce imperii fastigium eos perduxit. Bactriani autem per varia bella iactati non regnum tantum, verum etiam libertatem amiserunt, siquidem Sogdianorum et Arachotorum et Drangarum et Areorum Indorumque bellis fatigati ad postremum ab invalidioribus Parthis velut exsangues oppressi sunt.
Page 1 - ... in Assyria itself, — but together with the Zend has been a dead language for more than two thousand years. \ The ancient Hindoo coins have various devices — a horseman, a horse, an elephant, a lion, a bull, an antelope, a goat, the Sankh, or sacred shell, or the hieroglyphic called Swastika. § Aria is the territory of which Herat is the capital. Ariana (Eeran) is the general name for the country east of Persia and Media to the Indus. || Sogdiana designates the mountains which feed the Jaxartes...
Page 94 - Of this king, as before observed, there are coins with an Arian legend, which James Prinsep and Professor Lassen ascribed to Azes. On all we find a peculiar monogram, with three prongs, the purport of which has not been discovered. With the addition of a prong, the same monogram was continued in coins of Kadphises, and of the Kanerkis, but it is not found in those of the Hercules type, derived from Hermaeus.
Page 22 - His empire though only of ten years' growth, was not transient. His colonies and their institutions, manners and language had...
Page 112 - Pantalcon, the first of whom we know, from the pure Greek style of his other coins, to have been one of the earliest of the Grecian kings. After them, however, Sanscrit characters were entirely disused. Menander, the known Indian conqueror, never seems to have coined with the language of Asoka, from...

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