The Persian Wars volume 1 books 1-2

The Persian Wars volume books Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about BCE at Halicarnassus in Caria Asia Minor when it was subject to the Persians He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor Egypt as far as Assuan

  • Title: The Persian Wars volume 1 books 1-2
  • Author: Herodotus
  • ISBN: 9780674991309
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt as far as Assuan , North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece He lived, it seems, for some time in Athens, and inHerodotus the great Greek historian was born about 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt as far as Assuan , North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece He lived, it seems, for some time in Athens, and in 443 went with other colonists to the new city Thurii in South Italy , where he died about 430 He was the prose correlative of the bard, a narrator of the deeds of real men, and a describer of foreign places Murray.Herodotus s famous history of warfare between the Greeks and the Persians has an epic dignity which enhances his delightful style It includes the rise of the Persian power and an account of the Persian empire a description and history of Egypt and a long digression on the geography and customs of Scythia Even in the later books on the attacks of the Persians against Greece there are digressions All is most entertaining and produces a grand unity After personal inquiry and study of hearsay and other evidence, Herodotus gives us a not uncritical estimate of the best that he could find.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Herodotus is in four volumes.

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    • Herodotus

      Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria modern day Bodrum, Turkey and lived in the fifth century BCE c 484 425 BCE He has been called The Father of History , as well as The Father of Lies He was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well constructed and vivid narrative The Histories his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced is a record of his inquiry or histor a, a word that passed into Latin and acquired its modern meaning of history , being an investigation of the origins of the Greco Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information Although some of his stories were fanciful and others inaccurate, he claimed he was reporting only what had been told to him Little is known of his personal history.It was not until the time of Herodotus that gods began to have less influence upon history that was written, yet it was still implied because of the largely accepted view of the Greeks and the expectations that they may have had of how The Histories would be written History was becoming of a knowledge rather than an amusement Because of Herodotus wanting people to accept what he had to write, he implemented stories that may have not directly correlated to gods, but rather implemented the idea that miracles or supernatural events took place As was the story of Arion and the dolphin While on a boat the men found out that Arion, who was a musician, was worth lots of money and decided to have him killed The crew gave him two options, that either he jump ship or they kill him on the spot Arion flung himself into the water and a dolphin carried him to shore.Herodotus was concerned with putting pleasure before knowledge, unless he did not believe that the gods had a dramatic influence on history and was rather just trying to please his audience Like the story of the king having his servant look upon his naked wife, and when spotting him hiding, asked him to kill her husband 78 This, like many stories of Herodotus, are told in great detail, and for the simplicity of dramatic effect This refers back to the way bards used to tell their poems or stories to their audience Herodotus was accused by many because of such detailed accounts, and even called a liar by some In his writing we can already see that there was no direct association with gods.

    876 thoughts on “The Persian Wars volume 1 books 1-2

    • Herodotus is the father of history or the father of lies depending on who you ask Personally I prefer to think that someone really did escape pirates by riding a dolphin to safety and that people often served their guests their own sons for dinner The first book was full of crazy and probably some history snuck in there too The second book, which focused mainly on Egypt got a little bogged down in these pesky things called facts How boring But Herodotus did go on a little bit when he was marvel [...]


    • My favorite quotes of all I write these words so that future generations shall not forget th heroic and cowardly actions of those generations before War is the most unnatural action of man, for in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury sons Candules, you have things that are not proper Judge no man lucky until he is dead.


    • Ari n y el delf n, por Her doto de Halicarnaso Pues bien, al decir de los corintios y con ello coinciden los lesbios , en el curso de su vida fue testigo de un extraordinario portento la llegada al T naro, a lomos de un delf n, de Ari n de Metimna, que era un citaredo sin par entre los de su poca y el primer individuo, que nosotros sepamos, que compuso un ditirambo, le dio este nombre y lo hizo representar en Corinto Cuentan que el tal Ari n, que pas la mayor parte de su vida en la corte de Peri [...]


    • If you like ancient history and want to read what was written about the people of North East Africa, the Greek, and Roman World then read Herodotus He travelled around such places as Egypt, Asia Minor, North Africa, and Syria and learned about customs, tales, myths and the history of these and neighbouring lands and people His history books feature the warfare between the Greeks and the Persians too If you have seen The English Patient , the tale of the Lydian ruler Candaules and his dare to his [...]


    • This classic historic account is rich in its description and candid in its detail Herodotus certainly did not pull punches when he was describing the early history of Greece and its area The politics and warfare are abundantly described Some stereotypes and myths are pervasive throughout though, particularly as he deals with other people and their religious, sexual and moral traditions.


    • There s a famous scene in The English Patient which retells an anecdote from Herodotus That anecdote is taken from the first twenty pages No, I don t think the screenwriter got much farther than that.


    • Herodotus was the father of history This is the first ever history book of the ancient years.I m reading it every Summer It is one of my greatest pleasures


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