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CHRONICLE.] APPENDIX. 239

nion to the Mecles, over whom he reigned 28 years as The fourth their first king. The kingdom of Macedon commenced Macedon. under Caranus its first king, who reigned 28 years. There is a faihire of the kings of Lacedsemon : the- line of the Lydian kings commenced.

A.M. 3208 [4545].

Jotham, son of Uzziah, reigned 16 years. The first The first Olympiad is established by the Elians, 405 years after ^a.m. 3228. the taking of Troy. Remus and Romulus are born ^'^' ^^^'^ from Mars and Ilia. Jotham, among his other good deeds, built a very lofty gate to the house of the Lord, the same which in the Acts of the Apostles is called Beautiful ; forasmuch as all the gates of the temple were on the ground, except the Beautiful Gate, wdiich was suspended on high, and was called by the Hebrews, Jotham's Gate.

A.M. 3224 [4561].

Ahaz, son of Jotham, reigned 16 years. At his in- stigation, Tiglath Pileser, king of Assyria, slew Rezin, king of Syria, and carried away the inhabitants of Da- mascus to Cyrene. Rome was founded on the Palatine Romuius and Hill, on the twentieth of April, by the twins Remus and Rome buiit. Romulus, sons of Rhea Sylvia, daughter of Numitor, ^-^j^^^^' brother of King Amulius, and a vestal virgin, but de- flowered. At the Consualian games the Sabine women were ravished, in the third year from the building of the city. Remus was slain with a shepherd's crook by Fabius, the general of Romulus.

A.M. 3253 [4590].

Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, reigned 29 years. In the sixth year of his reign, Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, took Samaria, and carried Israel captive into Assyria, israei carried in the 260th year of their kingdom, from Jeroboam their trvu/."*^" first king. On the death of Romulus, after a reign of

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