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[Ebook] ➡ Ἰστορίαι Author Herodotus – One of the masterpieces of classical literature the Histories describes how a small and uarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire But while this epic strugglSsions a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake dwellers; and far fetched accounts of dog headed men and gold digging ants With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend the Histories offers a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC

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Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback Ηρόδοτος was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus Caria modern day Bodrum Turkey and lived in the fifth century BCE c – 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 inuiry or ἱστορία historía a word that passed into Latin and acuired 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 historyIt 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 shoreHerodotus 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 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.

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  • Grace Tjan

    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιWhat I learned from this book in no particular order1 Ancient Greeks are uarrelsome and love to waste each other’s city states for the pettiest reasons 2 From all forms of government known to man democracy is the best Tyrants and oligarchs suck3 The Persian Empire is a mighty barbar

  • Jan-Maat

    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιWhat do Herodotus and Tristram Shandy have in common? Progress through digressionI suppose my first acuaintance with the work of Herodotus was through that technicolor cold war drama The 300 Spartans in which a rampantly heterosexual force of Spartans defends freedom liberty and all that good stuff from allegedly ferocious yet ineffective hordes of freedom hating Persians The appalling appealing simplicity of that film is a grave disservice to the genius of Herodotus – already mauled by Thucydides barely after completing – if complete it is – his surviving workLater I was shocked into actually reading the first half of an old Everyman edition of Herodotus by a National Geographic article but it was only now at

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιἸστορίαι The Histories HerodotusThe Histories of Herodotus is the founding work of history in Western literature Written in 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions politics geography and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia Northern Africa and Greece at that time Although not a fully impartial record it remains one of the West's most important sources regarding these affairs Moreover it established the genre and study of history in the Western world The Histories also stands as one of the first accounts of the rise of the Persian Empire as well as the events and causes of the Greco Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city states in the 5th century BC تاریخ ن

  • Riku Sayuj

    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιHubris in History A Recurring Terror “The conversion of legend writing into the science of history was not native to the Greek mind it was a fifth century invention and Herodotus was the man who invented it” RG Collingwood The prime subject of The Histories is the twenty years 499 479 BCE of war between Greece and Persia for domination of the Greek world However he intersperses this main narrative with plenty of personal interest stories “wonders” about firsts and bests historical parallels and occasionally his own biased judgements but always making it clear that he is interested only in presenting a viewpoint — he leaves the act of judgement to the reader We can safely say that it was Herodotus who helped create the concept of the discipline of “history” in part by stressing and criticizing his sources and accepted traditions My job is to record w

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    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιThe kids bought me this for Christmas and it is a thing of infinite beauty I’ve been meaning to read these histories for years and never uite got around

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    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιI think I would like to invite my Goodreads friends to browse any Book you like then take heart to start with Book I as the inception of the whole inuiry unthinkable to those Greek scholars at that time but Herodotus could make it and you cannot help admiring him when you read his famous preamble Herodotus of Halicarnassus here displays his inuiry so that human achievements may not become forgotten in time and great and marvellous deeds some displayed by Greeks some by barbarians may not be without their glory; and especially to show why the two people fought each other p 4 This preamble I think in the 1970 edition may entice you as wellHERODOTUS of Halicarnassus his Researches are here set down to preserve the memory of the past by putting on record the astonishing achievements both of our own and of other peoples; and particularly to show how they came into conflict p 41Moreover the one in this 1988 edition published by the University of Chi

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    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιIt wasn't just Vollmann's fourth reference to Herodotus in a span of 20 pages in Rising Up and Rising Down it was the reality and shame that I'm in my 40s and the most I know about the war between Persia and the Hellenic city states is what I learned from the movie 300 Thus The HistoriesFirst I can't imagine what it would have been like reading these nine books by Herodotus in any format other than this simply amazingly researched and presented volume The Landmark has to be the final word on Herodotus the maps the footnotes the appendices indices forwards and notes it is an astounding collection created for the layperson like me to approach a subject that is seemingly dry and yawn worthy But The Histories is anything but boring At times even page turning jaw dropping awesome When you say to your partner Honey listen to this and then uote Herodotus you know something amazing has happenedHerodotus does

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    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιOne of the surprising things about this book is that despite its antiuity the author’s personality comes through Of course I’m hearing his voice through translation but I couldn

  • John Conquest

    Download Ἰστορίαι Doc â Paperback ἸστορίαιWhat I read Histories by HerodotusWhat I expected Thucydides PersiansWhat I got Mountable battle dolphinsThe complete discography of Kid RockEyewitness testimony that Ethiopians produce pitch black semen no homoOur flying snakes will block out the sunOn all levels except physical I am a Mede Whips the seaHerodotus can I borrow 100000 Persians? 1000000 Persians? What do you need 5000000 Persians for?The Virgin Greek pederasty the Chad Persian piss fetish