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B. , The Cambridge Ancient History (Cambridge, 1929; corrected reprint) III, 292£, IV ( 1930 ) , 107. 28 The Greek material was recopied between March 1 8 and April 1 1 , 1956 A. Berna nd and Abd el Latif Ahmed Ali and published by A. Bernand and by O. Masson, "Les insc riptions grecques d'Abou-Simbe1," REG 70 ( 19 57 ) , Iff. Four new Semitic inscriptions, as yet unpublished, were also discovered and parenthetical reference was made to them by A. Bernand, "Recherches d'epi­ graphie grecque a Abou-Simbel (Nubie) " Bulletin de la Societe frangaise d'Egyptologie No.

A. Parker and W. H. Dubberstein, op. , 17, cite an unpublished eclispe text which seems to indicate the assassination of Xerxes between August 4 and 8. 103 S. H. Horn and L. H. Wood, "The Fifth Century Jewish Calendar at Elephantine," JNES 1 3 ( 19 54 ) , 8f. 104 For a discussion of Arsames cf. C. R. C. ( Oxford, 19 57; abridged and revised) , 88ff. One of the letters from Arsames (D 5 ) told of thirteen Cilician slaves of his who "when Egypt rebelled and the garrison was mustered . . did not succeed in entering the fortress.

Kraeling, op. , 3 1 , assumes that the Athenians captured Memphis. It should be noted, however, that they besieged but failed to take the fortress; cf. F. K. Kienitz, op. , 70f; A. T. Olmstead, op. , 303. 110 H. Bauer and B. -Hist. Kl. ( 1 936) , 414ff plus two plates. See also for this papyrus A. Dupont-Sommer, "Un contrat de metayage egypto-arameen de l'an 7 de Darius Ier," MAl 1 4/2 ( 1 944 ) , 62ff. 111 Cf. R. , too, E . 1 Egyptian ships joined Phoenician, Cypriote, and Cilician vessels in attacking rebellious Miletus in 495 ( Hdt.

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