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Universal History,

FROM THE

Earliest Account of Time.

VOL. V.

Β Ο Ο Κ Ι.
The Asiatic Hiftory to the Time of

ALEXANDER the Great.

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CH A P. X.
The History of the Medes.

SECT. I.

The description of Media. *HE country before us, once the seat of a potent Name,

empire, derives its name from Madai, the third fituation,

son of Japhet, as is plain from Scripture, where &c. the Medes are constantly called Madai . (A). It was bounded, according to Ptolemy, on the north by part of

the a Dar.v.28. ibid. vi. 8, 12, 15. ibid. viii, 20. Esth. i. 3a 14, 18, 19. ibid. X. 2. See before, vol. i. p. 379.

(A) Among profane authors, dia from one Medus, the son of some derive the name of Me- Medea and Jafon; others from

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