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Apollonius Of Tyana, Letters, 56

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1. Herodotus, Histories, 1.84 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.84. This is how Sardis was taken. When Croesus had been besieged for fourteen days, Cyrus sent horsemen around in his army to promise to reward whoever first mounted the wall. ,After this the army made an assault, but with no success. Then, when all the others were stopped, a certain Mardian called Hyroeades attempted to mount by a part of the acropolis where no guard had been set, since no one feared that it could be taken by an attack made here. ,For here the height on which the acropolis stood is sheer and unlikely to be assaulted; this was the only place where Meles the former king of Sardis had not carried the lion which his concubine had borne him, the Telmessians having declared that if this lion were carried around the walls, Sardis could never be taken. Meles then carried the lion around the rest of the wall of the acropolis where it could be assaulted, but neglected this place, because the height was sheer and defied attack. It is on the side of the city which faces towards Tmolus. ,The day before, then, Hyroeades, this Mardian, had seen one of the Lydians come down by this part of the acropolis after a helmet that had fallen down, and fetch it; he took note of this and considered it. ,And now he climbed up himself, and other Persians after him. Many ascended, and thus Sardis was taken and all the city sacked.
2. Apollonius of Tyana, Letters, 75 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

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antioch (syrian) Demoen and Praet (2009) 254
artemis Demoen and Praet (2009) 254, 255
athena,at pergamum Rojas(2019) 194
pergamum Rojas(2019) 194
persians Demoen and Praet (2009) 254; Rojas(2019) 194
piety Demoen and Praet (2009) 255
sardis Demoen and Praet (2009) 254
smyrna' Demoen and Praet (2009) 254