Preparing for Battle

Chapter 163. This is a short and easy chapter, and the Ionic forms are easy to recognize. Note that oi is a genitive singular as well as the usual nominative plural, and the i in hisan has not yet become a subscript. Momemphis seems to be about halfway between Sais and Memphis.

Hearing of this as well, Apries armed his allies and marched on the Egyptians. He had about him Carians and Ionians, thirty thousand mercenary troops. His palace, large and magnificent, was in the town of Sai. Those around Apries went towards the Egyptians, while those around Amasis towards the strangers. At the town of Momemphis, both appeared and intended to make trial of one another.

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Composed by J. B. Calvert
Last revised 5 July 1999