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Five Fascinating Facts about Herodotus

The life and work of the first great historian

1. Herodotus has been called the ‘father of history’, as he pretty much invented the entire discipline. 387 more words


How Not To Defend Oneself (Lucian's Apology)

“Before all else, it is necessary that those who criticize me remember that they do not criticize a wise man—if, indeed, there is someone wise anywhere—but instead a man of the regular people who has prepared arguments and received some limited praise for them, even though he has not at all been trained in that pinnacle of virtue of the highest men. 160 more words


30. The Histories by Herodotus (c.455 BC)

Content : Part encyclopaedia, part travel guide, part war chronicles, The Histories written by Herodotus around 455 BC is a rambling assortment of likely truth and undoubted imagination which finally culminates in the war between the Persian Empire and the Greeks, specifically Athens and Sparta. 577 more words

Ancient Greek Literature

The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BC: Defending the Pass

The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Part 2: Defending the Pass

“Have a good breakfast, men, for we dine in Hades,” King Leonidas to his Spartan bodyguard… 3,915 more words

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Herodotus: The Histories

I’ve started reading Herodotus, it’s part of my plan to better educate myself education doesn’t necessarily require schools, teachers, exams we can, if we choose, just go purchase a big pile of books and teach ourselves via reading and then Internet research. 635 more words

Earth's Mysterious Past

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the...

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. 6 more words