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Halicarnassus, a Greek city, originally known as Zephyria, and now called Budrun, is in Caria, Asia Minor. It was of Doric origin, and belonged for a time to the Hexapolis confederacy. It became of importance under Lygdamis, a Persian satrap of Greek birth, in 500 B.C., and reached its greatest glory under Mausolus and Artemisia a century and a half later. It was destroyed by Alexander the Great, but its citadel held out against him. At Halicarnassus Herodotus, the father of history, was born. Interesting excavations have been made on the site of the ancient city during the present century.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”