- Greetings, All!
In Book 3.150, Herodotos claims that when the Babylonians were
planning their revolt from Darius, one of their preparations was to
"kill all of the women, each man sparing only his own mother and one
woman from his household to bake his bread." This way there would
supposedly be more food to go around.
Is there any Babylonian reference to such an act? Either during
the Persian take-over, or more generally in the pages of Mesopotamian
military history (pre-400 BCE, of course)?
Many thanks in advance!