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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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make additions to our historical knowledge. M Hamilton Lang has also published his experiences a long residence in the island, during which h successful excavations brought to light valuable reli of the past which explain more forcibly than the leav of a book the manners, customs, and incidents amon the various races which have made up Cyprian histor General di Cesnola, after quoting the legend which cc* nects the origin of Salamis with the arrival of a colon of Greeks under Teucer (the son of Telamon, kin of the island of Salamis) from the Trojan expeditio continues, " Of the history of Salamis almost nothi is known till we come to the time of the Persian war but from that time down to the reign of the Ptolemi it was by far the most conspicuous and flourishing of t1 towns of Cyprus. "1 * * * "Onesius seized the gover ment of Salamis from his brother, Gorgus, and set an obstinate resistance to the Persian oppression und which'the island was labouring, about 500 B.C. In th, end he was defeated by a Persian army and fell i battle, and it was about this time, if not in consequenc of this defeat, that the dynasty of Teucer was, for period, removed from the government of Salamis. A to the length of this period there is great obscurity. It seems, however, to be certain that with the bJF of the Persians a Tyrian named Abdemon had seiz the throne, and not only paid tribute to Persia but endeavoured to extend the Persian power ov the rest of the island. T o Salamis itself he invite Phoenician immigrants, and introduced Asiatic taste and habits. " Following upon this usurpation car the revolt and the restoration of the Teucer dynastunder Evagoras, B.C. 374, and eventually upon t 1 Loc. cit. p. 199.

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