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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

Nonfiction

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

Greek

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

希罗多德 Historia 诸问题刍议

徐松岩

【文章来源】《史学史研究》2014年第3期。

【内容提要】希罗多德《历史》所述主题为希腊人与异族人之纷争及其原因,书中“希腊人”、“异族人”分别皆有多层面的含义,必须依据文本内容和语境具体加以辨析。希氏在其著作中往往站在波斯人的立场上讨论波希战争及其相关问题,在确认这场战争的起因和终结时间等关键问题时就是如此。《历史》无疑是一部完整记载波希战争的著作。只有彻底摈弃学术史上某些积习和偏见,才有可能对希罗多德的成就和不足作出客观公正的评价。

关 键 词】希罗多德/希腊人/异族人/评价

基金项目】教育部人文社科重点研究基地重大项目“古代希腊史学理论与方法研究”(项目号:10JJD770006)阶段性成果。

作者简介】徐松岩,西南大学历史文化学院教授,研究方向为西方古典文明史和外国史学史。

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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

Wisdom

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.'