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The Fourth Age

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

A.M. 3208 [4545].

Jotham, son of Uzziah, reigned 16 years.The first Olympiad
[A. M. 3228 B.C. 776.]
The first Olympiad is established by the Elians, 405 years after 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, which 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 instigation, Tiglath Pileser, king of Assyria, slew Rezin, king of Syria, and carried away the inhabitants of Damascus to Cyrene.Romulus and Remus. Rome built. [A.M. 3251. B.C. 753.] Rome was founded on the Palatine Romuius and Hill, on the twentieth of April, by the twins Remus and Romulus, sons of Rhea Sylvia, daughter of Numitor, brother of King Amulius, and a vestal virgin, but deflowered. 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,Israel carried into captivity Israel carried in the 260th year of their kingdom, from Jeroboam their first king. On the death of Romulus, after a reign of