The Greek Antiquities are full of Poetical Fictions, because the Greeks wrote nothing in Prose, before the Conquest of Asia by Cyrus the Perisan, Then Pherecydes Scyrius and Cadmus Milesius introduced the writing in Prose. Pherecydes Atheniensis, about the end of he Reign of Darius Hystsaspis, wrote of Antiquities, and digested his work by Genealogies, and was reckoned one of the best Genealogers. Epimenides the Historian proceeded also by Genalogies ; and Hellanicus, who was twelve years older than Herodotus, digested his History by the Ages of Successions of the Priestess of Juno Argiva [...]
Table Of Contents
A Short Chronicle from the first Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great -- The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms amended -- Chap I. Of the Chronology of the First Ages of the Greeks. -- Chap II. Of the Empire of Egypt. -- Chap III. Of the Assyrian Empire. -- Chap IV. Of the two Contemporary Empires of the Babylonians and Medes. -- Chap V. A Description of the Temple of Solomon. -- Chap VI. Of the Empire of the Persians.