Cambyses put the Egyptian army to rout in a great battle, and conquered the country, making Psammenitus prisoner.
Hearing this Cambyses was pleased, and commended the judgment of Croesus.
Darius, in his inscriptions on Mount Behistun, has left us the authentic though very compressed history of Cambyses.
Cambyses, observing this, sent a messenger to Psammenitus to inquire what it meant.
Cambyses came closer and kissed her lips; they were growing cold in death.
Cambyses fell into a violent passion at hearing these words.
When in possession of a strong fleet Cambyses could use it against Samos.
Cambyses ordered his attendants to pursue him, and when they had taken him, to kill him.
Meanwhile Astyages, having given Cambyses honorable burial, pressed on in pursuit.
Cambyses said that he was convinced that this supposition was true.