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GOBRYAS to CLEANDER.

CLEANDER's diligence and behaviour approved by the Perfian council. Remarks on the advantages like to accrue to Perfia by the Grecian divifions. Ordered to join in diftreffing the measures of PERICLES. Page 14.

LETTER VII.

LETTER

HYDASPES to CLEANDER.

The marriage of ARASPES and ARAMINTA at the court of Ecbatana. The character of ORSAMES, a young nobleman, who is just setting out upon his travels. Page 16.

VIII.

CLEANDER to GOBRYAS.

Invafion of Attica by the Peloponnefians. The Athenians by the advice of PERICLES keep within their walls. . The murmurs of the oppofite party at this conduct. A fleet fent out to ravage the enemies coafes. Page 20.

LETTER IX.

HIPPIAS to his brother CLEANDER.

Accounts of the hindrance to trade in the Perfian dominions, and of a journey to Ecbatana.

Page 23.

LETTER X.

ORSAMES to CLEANDER.

Defcription of Babylon. Intention to pass through Arabia in Page 25.

his way to Egypt.

LETTER XI.

CLEANDER to OTANES.

A furvey of the city of Athens. Some of its magnificent structures defcribed.

Page 29.

LETTER

CLEANDER to MEGABYZUS.

The Athenian custom of making a folemn funeral for thofe, that died in battle. The folemnity defcribed, and its ufe commended.

Page 32.

LETTER

XII.

On the Athenian conftitution.

XIII.

CLEANDER to GOBRYAS.

Page 37.

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GOBRYAS to CLEANDER.

He expreffes the fatisfaction he receives from his difpatches. Sends him a mark of the king's bounty. Informs him of the refolutions of the Perfian council with regard to Grecian affairs, and of an embally from the Peloponnefian allies to the court of Perfia. Page 41.

LETTER XV.

HYDASPES to CLEANDER.

Account of a magnificent facrifice and entertainment at Sufa.

Page 44.

2d year of the Peloponnefian war.

LETTER

XVI.

CLEANDER to GOBRYAS.

Obeys the king's orders in retiring to Salamis during the plague. Account of that fatal calamity, and the miferable State of Athens. Invasion of the Peloponnefian army.

Page 48

LETTER

XVII.

SMERDIS the Mage to CLEANDer.

Tranquillity of his Bactrian folitude. Concern for the fafety of CLEANDER. Increase of luxury in Greece. Page 53

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LETTER

ARTAPHERNES to CLEANder.

Gives him an account of his promotion to the government of Lydia. State of the province. Company at MEGABYzus's palace near Ecbatana. Court news.

Page 80.

LETTER

VOL. I.

LETTER

XXIII.

MEGABYZUS to CLEANder.

Lays before him a plan of politics for recovering the affairs of Perfia. Further information about the Peloponnefian embassy. Inftructs him on that head. Affures him of the royal favour. Page 83.

LETTER

XXIV.

ORSAMES to CLEANDER.

His arrival at Thebes in Egypt. The grandeur of that city defcribed with the pillars of HERMES.

Page 86.

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XXV.

XXVI.

CLEANDER to GOBRYAS.

The Lacedæmonians refusal to accept the Athenian propofals for a peace difcourages the people. PERICLES endeavours to raise their spirits. They remove him from his command. But determine to continue the war. Send fecret orders to the refident in Thrace relating to the Peloponnefian ambaffadors,

Page 91.

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