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The history of Herodotus

Herodotus

The history of Herodotus

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Published by Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago, IL .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History, Ancient.,
  • Greece -- History.,
  • Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.

  • Edition Notes

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    Other titlesHistory of the Peloponnesian War
    Statement[translated by George Rawlinson]. The history of the Peloponnesian War / Thucydides ;[translated by Richard Crawley ; revised by R. Feetham].
    SeriesGreat books of the Western World -- v. 6
    ContributionsThucydides., Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902., Crawley, Richard, 1840-1893.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsAC"1"G7"V.6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 616 p. :
    Number of Pages616
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19728307M

    The Phoenicians loaded them into their ships and sailed away to Egypt. For of those that were great in earlier times most have now become small, and those that were great in my time were small in the time before. This stream, which separates Syria from Paphlagonia, runs with a course from south to north, and finally falls into the Euxine. The year of her death is unknown; but she left her crown to her son Pisindelis born about B. The Athenians took the advice, and Pisistratus became for the third time master of Athens.

    Moderns generally acquit him of this charge; but his severer critics still urge that, from the inherent defects of his character, his credulity, his love of effect and his loose and inaccurate habits The history of Herodotus book thought, he was unfitted for the historian's office, and has produced a work of but small historical value. This gold and the silver that Gyges dedicated have been given the name Gygian by the Delphians, after him that dedicated them. The question whereto he now desired an answer was- "Whether his kingdom would be of long duration? For of those that were great in earlier times most have now become small, and those that were great in my time were small in the time before. When they reached Olympus, they scattered in quest of the animal; he was soon found, and the hunters, drawing round him in a circle, hurled their weapons at him.

    There were two motives which led Croesus to attack Cappadocia: firstly, he coveted the The history of Herodotus book, which he wished to add to his own dominions; but the chief reason was that he wanted to revenge on Cyrus the wrongs of Astyages, and was made confident by the oracle of being able so to do: for Astyages, son of Cyaxares and king of the Medes, who had been dethroned by Cyrus, son of Cambyses, was Croesus' brother by marriage. According to cuneiform texts, the Babylonian crown prince Nabu-kudurru-usur the biblical Nebuchadnezzar and the Median leader Umakishtar Herodotus' Cyaxares made an alliance in BCE; even though Assyria obtained help from Egypt, the Babylonians and Medians destroyed Nineveh only two years later. Then these persons, wearing the fetters which they had themselves brought, and fastened together in a string, measured the Tegean plain as they executed their labours. Later, it was argued that Africa was circumnavigated by seafarers. He made war on the Milesians, having inherited this war from his father.


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Seventy years I regard as the limit of the life of man. They accordingly followed after her; and she having arrived at the river watered the horse, and having watered him and filled her jar with the water, she passed along by the same way, bearing the water upon her head, leading the horse after her by a bridle round her arm, and at the same time turning the spindle.

Herodotus seems not to understand it completely. These stand in the treasure house of the Corinthians and weigh thirty talents. The history of Herodotus book entered the city a few days later; his own story may be read over here. The Milesians throughout the contest received no help at all from any of the Ionians, excepting those of Chios, who lent them troops in requital of a like service rendered them in former times, the Milesians having fought on the side of the Chians during the whole of the The history of Herodotus book between them and the people of Erythrae.

So for that time she showed nothing but held her peace. Cyrus' violent death occurred in December Some people think that Herodotus wrote about things that were not true. Of all the other deeds in his reign, these that I will now tell you are the most worth recording.

Having been worsted in every engagement by their enemy, they sent to Delphi, and inquired of the oracle what god they must propitiate to prevail in the war against the Tegeans. This woman they clothed in complete armour, and, instructing her as to the carriage which she was to maintain in order to beseem her part, they placed her in a chariot and drove to the city.

He learnt that Cyrus, the son of Cambyses, had destroyed the empire of Astyages, the son of Cyaxares; and that the Persians were becoming daily more powerful. There was one Candaules, whom the Greeks call Myrsilus, the ruler of Sardis and descended from Alcaeus, the son of Heracles. So far as our knowledge goes, he was the first of the barbarians who had dealings with the Greeks, forcing some of them to become his tributaries, and entering into alliance with others.

Macan, Herodotus IV. Heralds had been sent forward to precede her, and to make proclamation to this effect: "Citizens of Athens, receive again Pisistratus with friendly minds.

About the same time a new English version was made by Isaac Taylor London, But before Croesus' rule all the Greeks were free. Histaeus prevents the Ionian guards from breaking up the bridge over the Ister urged by the Scythians and Darius escapes [].

Macaulay 2 vols. At the receipt of these oracular replies Croesus was overjoyed, and feeling sure now that he would destroy the empire of the Persians, he sent once more to Pytho, and presented to the Delphians, the number of whom he had ascertained, two gold staters apiece.

The Lacedaemonians, however.

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Every partial history requires an "introduction", Herodotus, untrammelled by examples, resolved to give his history a magnificent introduction. There was a certain king of Sardis, Candaules by name, whom the Greeks called Myrsilus. Hence the Persian dislike of lies.

He gave never a thought to her knowing anything The history of Herodotus book what had happened and came on her summons, since he had been wont before this, also, to come in attendance whenever the queen The history of Herodotus book call him.

No doubt he was employed mainly, as Pliny testifies, in retouching and elaborating his general history. All other gods were just angels or demons. We do our best to take him, but in vain. Croesus advises the great king to make sure that the Lydians forget how to fight and learn more peaceful arts.

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