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- TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK,
REV. WILLIAM BELOE.
COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUNEB,
The second American from the last corrected London
SUCH was the fate of Aristagoras, the instigator of the Ionian revolt.-Histiæus of Miletus, as soon as Darius had acquiesced in his departure from Susa, proceeded to Sardis. On his arrival, Artaphernes the governor asked him what he thought could possibly have induced the Ionians to revolt? He expressed him. self ignorant of the cause, and astonished at the event. Artaphernes, however, who had been informed of his preceding artifice, and was sensible of his present dissimulation, observed to him that the matter might be thus explained: “ You," says he, “made the shoe which Aristagoras has worn.”
II, Histiæus, perceiving himself suspected, Aed the very first night towards the sea : and instead of fulfilling his engagements with Darius, to whose power he had promised to reduce the great island of Sardinia, assumed the command of the Ionian forces against him. Passing over into Chios, he was seized and thrown into chains by the inhabitants, who accused him of coming from the king with some design against their state. When they had heard the truth, and were convinced that he was really an enemy to Darius, they released him.
III. Histiæus was afterwards interrogated by the Ionians, why he had so precipitately impelled Arista. goras to revolt, a circumstance which had occasioned the loss of so many of their countrymen. His answer was insidious, and calculated to impress the Ionians