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  • Without this discovery, however, she could assert positively that though there were a thousand points of similarity between the usurper and the murdered Bartja, the former was in reality none other than Gaumata, the brother of Oropastes.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 10

  • Motives of self-interest led the ambitious high-priest, Oropastes, whom

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 10

  • Oropastes, who had already entered on his duties as regent of the kingdom, and had clearly proved his non-participation in the crime of which his brother had been proved guilty, bestowed the vacant places exclusively on the Magi.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 07

  • No sooner did Oropastes feel firm ground under his feet, than he despatched the eunuch Ixabates to Egypt, to inform the army of the change of rulers that had taken place and persuade them to revolt in favor of

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 10

  • Oropastes snatched a lance from the fallen Boges, thrust out one of Intaphernes 'eyes and wounded Aspatines in the thigh, but was stabbed by Megabyzus.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 10

  • Thus died Oropastes, the high-priest, and his brother Gaumata, better known under the name of the "pseudo" or "pretended Smerdis."

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 10

  • "I know that I have forfeited my life, and am the worst and most ungrateful creature in the world; but none of all this would have happened, if Oropastes had allowed his brother to marry me."

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 07

  • While he was telling the king his suspicions, Oropastes was led into the hall.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 07

  • But I scorn his promises and swear by Mithras and the Feruers of the kings, the most solemn oaths I am acquainted with, that the man who is now ruling you is none other than the Magian Gaumata, he who was deprived of his ears, the brother of the king's vicegerent and high-priest, Oropastes, whom ye all know.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 10

  • Cambyses sent the Magi away with rich gifts, gave Oropastes full powers as regent of the kingdom in his absence, and soon after told his horrified mother that, as soon as the conquest of Egypt and the punishment of the son of Amasis should have been achieved, he intended to marry his sister Atossa.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 09

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