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THE HISTORY, by Herodotus (9.25-9.122)

I finished reading Herodotus’s History. A part of me would like to start over now that I’ve read it once so I could reread it knowing what I now know: I would understand it better because I’ve learned some of the basics from reading it the first time through. 146 more words


Those who don't study history

… are doomed to repeat it.  This last winter I re-read Herodotus. While things are never really exactly the same, it is a shame that Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the USA leaders had not read Herodotus before they decided to invade Iraq,  or if they had, did not pay a bit more attention to the fallacies engendered by the hubris of the Persians as they, disastrously, invaded Greece, 77 more words

Erik ReeL

Travels in the Wild North: The Fragments of Aristeas

Many authors from the ancient world—including Pausanias, Strabo, Pliny, Longinus and Herodotus–have left testimony of a seventh century BCE epic poet named Aristeas who came from Asia Minor and composed a poem, Arimaspea, of his travels in the wilds of the North. 206 more words


Historian Xu Songyan (徐松岩) on Herodotus' concept of "historia"

希罗多德 Historia 诸问题刍议




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For the original website see here or… 89 more words

Academic Analysis

I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it. – Herodotus

He's So Naughty, Our Tyrant!

Here’s a pleasantly comedic surprise, courtesy of the ancients, or at least of Herodotus’ version of their story: One day, Croesus, that cautious ruler, decided he’d better get the advice of a dependable oracle before he set out to invade Persia– but he wanted to be sure that his diviners were the real deal. 328 more words

Practice 18

This is the beginning of a tricky part of the way of the bodhisattva: humility.

We do not react with anger or vengeance, and we do not become depressed when we are rejected and insulted by others; not even when we are sick or in pain. 34 more words


designsonyourfuture reblogged this on designs on your future and commented:

The biggest delusion human beings suffer from is that of control. I fight with myself constantly because of it because I am in something of a state of limbo: my heart knows that I have no control over my circumstances, but my mind hasn't yet caught up because fighting for control is a much older habit. I summed it up this way when I was first reading the practices: '"Circumstances rule men, men do not rule circumstances." Let me, therefore, put my heart into the miracle of compassion for men, rather than the illusion of control over circumstances.'