By A. B. Bosworth, E. J. Baynham

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40–1). 2 Daniel Denton, A Brief Description of New York: Formerly Called New Netherlands (London, 1670), 7, quoted by Pagden 1995: 105. A few years later John Archdale of Southern Carolina was to congratulate the English for shedding little Indian blood in contrast with the Spaniards: ‘the Hand of God was eminently seen in thining the Indians to make room for the English . . it at other times pleased Almighty God to send unusual sicknesses amongst them, as the Smallpox, to lessen their numbers’ (quoted by Hanke 1959: 100).

64 Arr. 4. 15. 4–7; Bosworth 1995: 104–7. 65 The Amazons were the prime drawcard, the ultimate appeal to prurient male curiosity, but in both cases the motivation of the informants was blatantly obvious and the reports were disregarded. However, there was much that was completely new, that could not be accommodated to traditional beliefs and prejudices. In the literature of the Spanish conquest the most moving expression of wonder is Bernal Díaz’ panegyric over the marvels of Tenochtitlan. The city on the water with its great pyramids was almost the stuff of fairy-tales, ‘like an enchanted vision from the tale of Amadis .

See below, n. 47. 45 Arr. 7. 18. 1 = Aristobulus, FGrH 139 F 54; Plut. Alex. 73. 3–5; cf. Bosworth 1996a: 23–4. 46 Arr. 7. 18. 4–5; Plut. Alex. 73. 4. Cortés and Alexander 35 successful. The casualties he sustained were largely suffered by the camp followers, the women and children in the army’s train, and, though his troops arrived in Pura in an exhausted and demoralized state, they were soon rehabilitated and their military efficiency was unimpaired. Alexander was also free to clean up the pockets of insubordination.

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