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Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus

Julia Kindt, University of Sydney

It is easy to see why Herodotus’ Histories may seem overwhelming. Too much is going on, right from the start. 2,518 more words

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Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus

Julia Kindt, University of Sydney

It is easy to see why Herodotus’ Histories may seem overwhelming. Too much is going on, right from the start. 2,522 more words

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Soft Lands Breed Soft Men: The Persian Choice

(Sort of) keeping up with the Everyday Inspiration prompts, on day three the prompt was a single word:

Choice

When it comes to choices, Antigone… 423 more words

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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.

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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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