Book 4

4.201 Finally the Persians took Barca by stratagem: they tricked the Barcaeans into making a treaty & opening the gates, then they attacked.

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4.202 The guilty were given to Pheretime, who impaled the men around the walls. As for the women, she cut off their breasts & hung them up.

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4.203 The Persians, after hemming and hawing about taking Cyrene too (they didn't), then returned to Egypt.

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4.204 The Persians gave the Barcaeans they'd enslaved to the king, who settled them in a village in Bactria. They called the place Barca.

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4.205 Pheretime died badly, contracting a disease that made her body swarm with worms. Thus the gods punished her undue vengeance on Barca.

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