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  Croesus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Croesus, some assert, had prepared himself for this day of utter defeat; and being determined to escape slavery he had built a pyre, which he mounted together with his wife and daughters, when the Persians were about to sack the city.
Croesus, they say, laughed at him and at his answers, which he thought to be the natural answers of a barbarian from Scythia.
Croesus is said to have offered Pittacus as much riches from his treasury as he wished to take, but Pittacus refused the gift, saying that he already had twice as much as he wished.
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  Croesus - LoveToKnow 1911
After the overthrow of the Median empire (549 B.C.) Croesus found himself confronted by the rising power of Cyrus, and along with Nabonidos of Babylon took measures to resist it.
But the coalition was defeated by the rapid movements of Cyrus and the treachery of Eurybatus of Ephesus, who fled to Persia with the gold that had been entrusted to him, and betrayed the plans of the confederates.
Fortified with the Delphic oracles Croesus marched to the frontier of his empire, but after some initial successes fortune turned against him and he was forced to retreat to Sardis.
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  Croesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Croesus (IPA pronunciation: [ˈkɹisəs], CREE-sus) was the king of Lydia from 560/561 BC until his defeat by the Persians in about 547 BC.
Croesus was renowned for his wealth and in Greek and Persian cultures his name became a synonymous for wealthy men; in English, expressions such as "rich as Croesus" or "richer than Croesus" are used to indicate great wealth.
Croesus' uneasy relations with the Greeks obscures the larger fact that he was their last bastion of the Ionian Greeks against the increasing Persian power in Anatolia.
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 Croesus
Croesus was born in c.595 as the son of Alyattes, the ruler of Lydia between c.600 and c.560, and a woman from Caria.
Croesus' envoys seem to have visited the newly founded oracle of Ammon in the desert, which was often a sign that the man who sent them wanted to do business with the local leader.
It is true that Herodotus mentions Croesus several times as adviser of the Persian kings Cyrus and Cambyses, but in those stories, the Lydian always plays the wise counselor whose sound advise is ignored, a narrative trick that is often called the 'tragic warner' motif.
www.livius.org /men-mh/mermnads/croesus.htm   (1667 words)

  
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Croesus gives him a tour of his house, and while he was doing so he asks Solon "who is the happiest man alive?" He expected that Solon would say that Croesus was, as he was highly wealthy and had all life could offer him at the palm of his hands.
Croesus is warned in a dream about a disaster that would come to one of his two sons.
Croesus took the precaution after this dream of taking away all spears etc and putting them into the woman's‘ quarters as he was afraid of a blade falling on Atys's head by accident.
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 King Croesus' treasure stolen in Turkey - Boston.com
Two pieces from the treasure of King Croesus that were returned to Turkey from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York after a long legal battle have been stolen and replaced with fakes, the culture and tourism minister said Sunday.
Croesus' golden broach in the shape of a sea horse and a coin were switched with replicas at the Usak Museum in western Turkey, said the minister Atilla Koc, confirming a newspaper report on Sunday.
Croesus, the 6th century B.C. king of the Lydians, was the richest man of his time in what is now western Turkey.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/05/29/king_croesus_treasure_stolen_in_turkey   (214 words)

  
 King Croesus - All About Turkey
The expression "as rich as Croesus" comes from the legendary wealth of the king who reigned from 560 to 546 BC over Lydia in western Asia Minor.
The Lydians in the time of Croesus, it is believed, were the first people to mint coins as money.
Croesus was surprised and angry and said: "Man of Athens, dost thou count my happiness as nothing?" "In truth," replied Solon, "I count no man happy until his death, for no man can know what the gods may have in store for him."
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 Turkey - Croesus - Karun - Korah - Worldpress.org
Croesus is my idea of a rich man. He stands at the intersection of myth and history.
Korah of the Old Testament, that is, Croesus, was commissioned by the pharaoh to suppress the Israelites.
One historical fact in the legendary story of the Lydian king is that Croesus was sent to Persepolis as an “adviser” during the Persian occupation.
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 Croesus - InformationBlast
Croesus (the traditional transliteration of the Greek Kροισος), who was legendary for his enormous wealth, was king of Lydia from 560 BC to his death in about 547 BC.
According to Herodotus, Croesus was placed upon a great pile by Cyrus's orders, for Cyrus wanted to see if any of the heavenly powers would appear to save him from being burned alive.
Cyrus, convinced by this that Croesus was a good man made Croesus an advisor who served Cyrus well and later Cyrus's son Cambyses, his son by Cassandane.
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 Summary of and commentary on Herodotus' Histories, book 1
Croesus is worried about the increasing power of his neighbors, and decides to attack them.
Lydia was well known for its gold; the wealth of Croesus, the first to mint gold, was proverbial.Consequently, this country in western Turkey was a natural target of Cyrus' campaigns.
It is true that Herodotus mentions Croesus several times as an adviser of the Persian kings Cyrus the Great and Cambyses, but in those stories, he always plays the wise counselor whose sound advise is ignored, a narrative trick Herodotus uses frequently.
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 Battles Of Cyrus II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city lasted until being destroyed by the Lydian King Croesus in 547 B.C. Pteria was burned to the ground and its inhabitants were enslaved by the Lydians.
Considering Croesus had only broken the Lydian/ Median peace when he preceived an opportunity, it is unlikely he was considering any further action after his defeat.
Croesus hastily assembled an even larger army composed of Lydian hoplites, lance-armed cavalry and Egyptian heavy infantry, and met the Perisans on the Plain of Thymbra.
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 Croesus - Encyclopedia.com
Threatened by Cyrus the Great of Persia, Croesus allied himself with Amasis II of Egypt and Nabonidus of Babylonia against the Persian might, but the alliance was of no avail.
Australian-based Croesus Mining NL and Central Norseman Gold Corp. Ltd, 50.48% owned by WMC Ltd, are to merge in a deal valued at approximately A$40 million.
Croesus on the cusp of record gold pour.
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 Croesus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
'''Croesus''' (pronounced CREE-sus, IPA {{IPA[ˈkɹisəs]}}, the Latin transliteration of the Greek Κροίσος, in Persian قارون; ''Qârun''), who was legendary for his enormous wealth, was king of Lydia from 560/561 BC until his defeat by the Persians in about 547 BC.
According to Herodotus, Croesus was placed upon a great pile by Cyrus' orders, for Cyrus wanted to see if any of the heavenly powers would appear to save him from being burned alive.
In Greek language and Persian literature, the word "Croesus" has become a synonym for a very rich man, and in English, expressions such as "rich as Croesus" or "richer than Croesus" are used to indicate great wealth.
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 Croesus Capital Management Corp. ("Croesus") agrees to acquire control of Phrygian Mining Corporation ("Phrygian") from ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Croesus Capital Management Corp. ("Croesus") agrees to acquire control of Phrygian Mining Corporation ("Phrygian") from Midas Capital Corporation ("Midas").
The transaction with Croesus is consistent with Midas' strategy of developing business opportunities, and then attracting endorsement and support from a significant financing partner and an experienced aggressive management team that can accelerate the growth value.
On July 21, 1995, three new representatives of Croesus were appointed to the Phrygian Board of Directors - Mr.
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 Croesus
Croesus' fame is connected more to legends about his enormous wealth, than to his own accomplishments.
Croesus himself made conquered neighbouring lands, but his single most important decision as a ruler was to start a war against Persia that would result in a defeat so complete that Lydia's independence was lost forever.
Croesus interprets this as a promise of victory.
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 Solon and Croesus
Croesus, I see that thou art wonderfully rich, and art the lord of many nations; but with respect to that whereon thou questionest me, I have no answer to give, until I hear that thou hast closed thy life happily.
Thus was the son of Croesus slain by the point of an iron weapon, and the warning of the vision was fulfilled.
Croesus sent also four silver casks, which are in the Corinthian treasury, and two lustral vases, a golden and a silver one.
www.earth-history.com /Greece/herodotus-creususandsolon.htm   (4065 words)

  
 ShareTrader - Croesus CRS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Croesus is sourcing ore from two underground mines, Bullen and Harlequin, while ore from the new Daisy open cut started going through the mill last week.
Croesus Mining’s (CRS) previously flagged 2c capital return is to be paid to shareholders in January 2003 following an announcement yesterday that the company had repaid all bank debt and that cash reserves continued to grow strongly.
Croesus Mining has developed from a junior explorer to an established producer, with gold operations located at Binduli and Davyhurst, near Kalgoorlie, with further exploration in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
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 Atys son of Croesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atys was the son of Croesus, a king of Lydia.
According to book one of the Histories by Herodotus, his father had a dream that Atys would die by an iron weapon.
Croesus gave his consent, but he sent Adrastus with him as a body guard.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Herodotus: Solon and Croesus, from The Histories
Thus was the son of Croesus slain by the point of an iron weapon, and the warning of the vision was fulfilled.
Croesus sent also four silver casks, which are in the Corinthian treasury, and two lustral vases, a golden and a silver one.
In return for this the Delphians granted to Croesus and the Lydians the privilege of precedency in consulting the oracle, exemption from all charges, the most honourable seat at the festivals, and the perpetual right of becoming at pleasure citizens of their town.
www.fordham.edu /HALSALL/ANCIENT/herodotus-creususandsolon.html   (4107 words)

  
 King Croesos and Extra-Sensory Perception - The Gold Scales
HERODOTUS writes that King Croesus - he reigned about 560-546 BC and was the last king of the ancient country Lydia of Asia Minor - dispatched several of his men to test seven oracles to see if any of them could divine what the king was doing on the day of the test.
Croesus was not well enough alerted to the ambiguity of the prediction.
Croesus enjoyed his wealth as best he could in spite of Solon till he was defeated by the Persian king Cyrus, who attacked and captured King Croesus' capital, Sardis.
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Croesus allied himself with Amasis II of Egypt and Nabonidus of Babylonia while preparing a campaign against Cyrus Great of Persia in 547 BC Before starting his campaign he turned to Oracle of Delphi to ask about the fate of campaign the priestess said: "You shall destroy powerful empire".
According to Herodotus Croesus was placed upon a great by Cyrus's orders for Cyrus wanted to if any of the heavenly powers would to save him from being burned alive.
convinced by this that Croesus was a man made Croesus an advisor who served well and later Cyrus's son Cambyses his son by Cassandane.
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 Rich as Croesus
Croesus was Lydian king famous for his immense wealth.
Croesus" treasures were unearthed in the 1960s in 3 tumuli near Usak but were sadly smuggled abroad.
Croesus story begins long before he was born.
www.gatetoturkey.com /turkey_a_z_arkeology/00638   (514 words)

  
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 Ataman Hotel - Kerkenes
After the inconclusive Battle of Pteria between Croesus and Cyrus, Croesus retreated to Sardis for the winter from where he summoned his allies in the natural expectation that Cyrus too would withdraw for the winter and that the confrontation would be renewed in the following spring.
It is striking that Croesus treated the inhabitants of Pteria differently from the "Syrians" in the surrounding villages who, in contrast to the Pterians, had done no wrong.
It can thus be argued that the phraseology of Herodotus implies that the inhabitants of Pteria were not the same as the rural population, an implication that can easily be understood if the occupants of the city were Medes and their allies: a foreign occupying power.
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