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Quotes: Archers String Their Bows Only When They Need Them

This was how Amasis managed the affairs of the Egyptians: from dawn until midday he handled all the matters that were brought before him; the rest of the day he gave over to drinking and joking with his companions.

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An Evening With Herodotus

In response to the weekly photo challenge Travel Theme: Books by Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack.


The Histories by Herodotus (trans. Aubrey De Selincourt)

“Herodotus of Halicarnassus here displays his inquiry, so that human achievements may not become forgotten in time, and great and marvelous deeds – some displayed by Greeks, some by barbarians – may not be without their glory.”

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The Battle of Salamis: Poetry & All

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I defy you to write about the battle of Salamis without quoting Byron. (Or Aeschylus, for that matter, who’ll have his turn in due course!) Because in six short lines Byron captured the essence of the story from Herodotus to perfection. 2,862 more words


The Battle of Salamis: To Fight Or Not To Fight

I don’t know about you but when it comes to famous naval battles, with me it goes: Trafalgar, Salamis, Lepanto… That’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of other naval battles that are of interest but – perhaps because the outcomes of these three defined history for centuries to come – they are always the first that come to my mind. 1,869 more words


Origin of the name Kabyle

The legend reported by elderly people mentions a giant named “Faraun” who came from his country with his arms full of vegetation, he collapsed on the present site of Kabylia, from his head and his limbs were born the “Quinquegentianis” *, “the people of the Five Nations” 5 Kabyle Nations of antiquity, and from his back was born djurdjura montains … (Boulifa – 1925) 376 more words


Re-post for #MythMonth: Helen's Ghost

Homer, Iliad 3.3.146-160

The men who were near Priam, Panthoos, Thymoites
Lampos, Klutios, and Hiketaôn, the descendent of Ares,
Were Oukalegôn and Antênôr, two intelligent men. 452 more words