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Herodotus admired the Persians because they taught their sons two things: to shoot straight, and to tell the truth.
He would not have admired today’s journalists and teachers–nouns that ought to have quotation marks around them, they’re abused so badly. 220 more words
The war between the Persians and Greeks only intensifies in the second last Book of Herodotus’ history: this is the Book in which the prevailing forces of the Persians are finally reversed with their navy left defeated and their king in fear of the consequences. 1,676 more words
Herodotus’ seventh book brings together many of the strands developed in previous books of hubris, Greek development and the clash of civilizations. This rests on an interpretation of Herodotus which states he was a purposeful, subtle historian, one which I agree with. 2,318 more words
Herodotus reported that the ancient Persians preferred getting drunk when deciding something important, and the next day, after sobering up, they’d reconsider the decision. If they were still in agreement, the drunken decision would be adopted. 679 more words