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CH A P. I.
and Æolic Greeks. His induce
Kromet ments were these : by an ambalsador whom he dispatched for this purpose into Ægypt, he demanded the daughter of Amasis,
* Thalia. On the comniencement of his observations on this book, M. Larcher remarks, that the names of the muses were only affixed to the books of Herodotus at a subsequent and later period. Porphyry does not distinguish the second book of our historian by the name of Euterpe, but is satisfied with cailing it the book which treats of the affairs of Ægypt. Athenæus allu fays, the first or the second book of the bittories of Herodotus.
I am nevertheless rather inclined to believe that these nama were annexed to the books of Herodotus from the spontaneous
impulse of admiration which was excited amongst the first hear· ers of them at the Olympic games. Vol. II.