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“These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done…” Thus starts what many consider as the first, serious historical book ever written – Herodotus’ Histories. 704 more words


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Herodotus’s Histories. We have read selections of Herodotus’ Histories, and we have discussed at length in class several of the major themes of his work. 24 more words

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What’s Wrong with Geography?

Statistics – aren’t they wonderful? The title of this piece was premised on my reading recently that geography students are among those who have the greatest difficulty finding work after graduation. 1,041 more words


A Lesson in "Loving" Too Much

Recently, I picked up the Loeb edition of Herodotus’ The Persian Wars on Logos. After all, I got it on prepublication for $4. It would have been crazy not to … 231 more words


Moving into Greek realms...

Salve readers! I say I am moving into Greek realms, for the moment anyway; it is by no means permanent. So I have begun my MA in Classical Civilisation at Birkbeck, UCL in London and my first term is focusing on Ancient Greek civilisation, an area entirely new to me. 531 more words


On the Homeric Epics, the Histories of Herodotus, and Cheney's war

I am listening to a Great Courses lecture series on the Histories of Herodotus, by [ ]. In describing similarities between Herodotus’s work and Homer’s epics — the Iliad and the Oddysey — [ ] notes that all three works adopt the “great man” theory of history — that crucial events are shaped more by human personalities than by broad currents of economics, technology, religion, etc. 184 more words

Taking Risks in 9 Quotes

We live most of our lives with the fear to take risks. The Merriam-Webster define it as: “someone or something that may cause something bad or unpleasant to happen.” The spectrum of bad or unpleasant things that could happen can be quite large. 1,108 more words

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