The History

The History

Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226327752

Category: History

Page: 710

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David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy. "Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun. . . . Herodotus crowds his fresco-like pages with all shades of humanity. Whether Herodotus's view is 'tragic,' mythical, or merely common sense, it provided him with a moral salt with which the diversity of mankind could be savored. And savor it we do in David Grene's translation."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor "Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."—Peter Levi, New York Times Book Review
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The History of Herodotus A New English Version Ed with Copious Notes and Appendices Illustrating the History and Geography of Herodotus Fro

The History of Herodotus  A New English Version  Ed  with Copious Notes and Appendices  Illustrating the History and Geography of Herodotus  Fro

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Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1010713736

Category: Education

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The History of Herodotus

The History of Herodotus

The first volume of the History of Herodotus covers conflicts between Persia, Egypt and Scythia and the characteristics of each nation's society, culture and peoples.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1981945172

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The first volume of the History of Herodotus covers conflicts between Persia, Egypt and Scythia and the characteristics of each nation's society, culture and peoples. This volume opens with the established history of Greek myth, from the Trojan War onward. Rulers such as King Croesus and Cyrus II of Persia hold a heavy presence in the first passages of the text, together with the various wars and conflicts of the era. Later, Herodotus travels to Egypt and explains the geography, the vital nature of the Nile river, and the systems of ruling and government present in that nation. Herodotus also discusses distant lands such as India and China, and their customs and trading practices.
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The History of Herodotus Volume 1

The History of Herodotus     Volume 1

Written in 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, 'The History of Herodotus' serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and ...

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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Written in 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, 'The History of Herodotus' serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time. Although not a fully impartial record, it remains one of West's most important sources regarding these affairs. Moreover, it established the genre and study of history in the Western world, despite the existence of historical records and chronicles beforehand.
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The Histories of Herodotus a Translation by George Rawlinson

The Histories of Herodotus  a Translation by George Rawlinson

The Histories is the only work for which he is known to have produced a record of his inquiry on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars; In it he deals with the lives of Croesus, Cyrus, Cambyses, Smerdis, Darius, and Xerxes and the battles ...

Author: HERODOTUS.

Publisher: Scribe Publishing

ISBN: 1787801713

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Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in the 5th century BC in what is now modern-day Bodrum in Turkey (then part of the vast Persian Empire). A contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides he is often called 'The Father of History', initially by no less than Cicero. Herodotus broke from the then tradition to treat history as one of investigation of facts and evidence to present a better whole. The Histories is the only work for which he is known to have produced a record of his inquiry on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars; In it he deals with the lives of Croesus, Cyrus, Cambyses, Smerdis, Darius, and Xerxes and the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, Salamis, Plataea, and Mycale. He expands into many cultural, ethnographical, geographical, historiographical, and areas to form a complete cultural landscape. This attention to detail helps The Histories remain a riveting account of this fascinating trime. Whilst some of what he wrote appears inaccurate to modern day historians Herodortus would state that he reports only what he was told. Much of what he wrote has now been confirmed as an accurate distillation of the times. Over the centureries many have translated his works. George Rawlinson was born on 23rd November 1812 at Chadlington, Oxfordshire. He was the younger brother to the eminent Assyriologist, Sir Henry Rawlinson. Rawlinson took his degree at Trinity College, Oxford in 1838. Here he also enjoyed playing cricket and was considered to have been a rare talent at the sport. In 1840 he was elected to a fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. After being ordained in 1841 he became, from 1842 to 1846, a tutor there as well. In 1846 Rawlinson married Louisa, the daughter of Sir RA Chermside. His progress continued to be rapid and varied in acknowledgement of his undoubted talents. In 1859 he was made a Bampton lecturer, and was Camden Professor of Ancient History from 1861 to 1889. By 1872 Rawlinson was appointed canon of Canterbury, and after 1888 he was rector of All Hallows, Lombard Street. In 1873, he was made proctor in Convocation for the Chapter of Canterbury. As a scholar he produced, either on his own or in collaboration, several works which are greatly thought of even to this day. His translation of the History of Herodotus (in collaboration with Sir Henry Rawlinson and Sir John Gardiner Wilkinson), 1858-60; The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World, 1862-67; which was later expanded to include The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy (Parthian), 1873; and The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy (Sassanian), 1875. Among his other works were Manual of Ancient History, 1869; Historical Illustrations of the Old Testament, 1871; The Origin of Nations, 1877; History of Ancient Egypt, 1881; Egypt and Babylon, 1885; History of Phoenicia, 1889; Parthia, 1893; Memoir of Major-General Sir HC Rawlinson, 1898. His lectures to an audience at Oxford University on the topic of the accuracy of the Bible in 1859 were published as the apologetic work The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the Scripture Records Stated Anew in later years. Despite this somewhat prodigious output and alongside his other clerical and family duties he contributed to the Speaker's Commentary, the Pulpit Commentary, Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, and various similar publications. George Rawlinson died on 7th October, 1902 in Canterbury.
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The History Of Herodotus Complete

The History Of Herodotus  Complete

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Author: Herodotus

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ISBN: 9353363632

Category: History

Page: 518

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The History of Herodotus Vol 1

The History of Herodotus  Vol  1

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Herodotus Herodotus

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0332877507

Category: History

Page: 348

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Excerpt from The History of Herodotus, Vol. 1: Translated From the Ancient Greek Scholarship is not requisite to an appreciation Of the actions of the Greeks and other people of antiquity as told by the Greek historians; for in all Of us lies the deep curiosity that seeks information, and the love Of the beautiful and heroic that lifts us to a broader plane Of thought and endeavour. While much Of value has been discovered and written by modern scholars, history, as recorded by the men who actually lived it, must take first place. These records may not be as accurate in matters Of fact as more recent writings, but they certainly are truer his tory; for they tell us more truly what manner Of people they were among Whom the authors lived. The earliest forms Of this history, Of course, are found in the epics of Homer. But of historians in the more modern sense Of the word, the writings Of three alone have descended to us through the lapse Of the ages. These are Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon; and it is due to their wisdom and energy that humanity has gained its greatest inspiration toward that progress which spells perfection in the end. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Historical Method of Herodotus

The Historical Method of Herodotus

Despite these apparent biases, he argues, the text's intellectual and moral preferences present a generally cool and detached account from which an authorial personality rarely emerges.

Author: Donald Lateiner

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802057934

Category: History

Page: 319

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Herodotus was the first writer in the West to conceive the value of creating a record of the recent past. He found a way to co-ordinate the often conflicting data of history, ethnology, and culture. The Historical Method of Herodotus explores the intellectual habits and the literary principles of this pioneer writer of prose. Donald Lateiner argues, against the perception that Herodotus' work seems amorphous and ill organized, that the Histories contain their own definition of historical significance. He examines patterns of presentation and literary structure in narratives, speeches, and direct communications to the reader, in short, the conventions and rhetoric of history as Herodotus created it. This rhetoric includes the use of recurring themes, the relation of speech to reported actions, indications of doubt, stylistic idiosyncrasies, frequent reference to nonverbal behaviours, and strategies of opening and ending. Lateiner shows how Herodotus sometimes suppresses information on principle and sometimes compels the reader to choose among contending versions of events. His inventories of Herodotus' methods allow the reader to focus on typical practice, not misleading exception. In his analysis of the structuring concepts of the Histories, Lateiner scrutinizes Herodotean time and chronology. He considers the historian's admiration for ethnic freedom and autonomy, the rule of law, and the positive values of conflict. Despite these apparent biases, he argues, the text's intellectual and moral preferences present a generally cool and detached account from which an authorial personality rarely emerges. The Historical Method of Herodotus illuminates the idiosyncrasies and ambitious nature of a major text in classics and the Western tradition and touches on aspects of historiography, ancient history, rhetoric, and the history of ideas.
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History Of Herodotus

History Of Herodotus

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Author: George Rawlinson

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ISBN: 9353608384

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Divinity and History

Divinity and History

This work places Herodotus' religious beliefs at the centre of his conception of history, but by seeing instances of scepticism and of belief in relation to one another redresses the recent emphasis on the centrality of ritual.

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199253552

Category: History

Page: 320

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This work places Herodotus' religious beliefs at the centre of his conception of history, but by seeing instances of scepticism and of belief in relation to one another redresses the recent emphasis on the centrality of ritual.
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The Mirror of Herodotus

The Mirror of Herodotus

"The best book to come out on Herodotus in years."--G. E. R. Lloyd, King's College Cambridge

Author: François Hartog

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520054873

Category: History

Page: 386

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"The best book to come out on Herodotus in years."--G. E. R. Lloyd, King's College Cambridge
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The History of Herodotus

The History of Herodotus

Herodotus. a thing are not permitted to taste ; these are obliged to sit apart by
themselves , which is considered as a mark of the greatest ignominy 73 . They
who have killed a number of enemies , are permitted on this occasion to drink
from ...

Author: Herodotus

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Category: Greece

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Herodotus

Herodotus

This Norton Critical Edition offers an introduction to Herodotus for students approaching the history of Western Civilization or classical Greece for the first time.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393959465

Category: History

Page: 433

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This Norton Critical Edition offers an introduction to Herodotus for students approaching the history of Western Civilization or classical Greece for the first time. It features a new translation and selection of Herodotus s The Histories by Walter Blanco, supplemented by critical works chosen by Jennifer Roberts."
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The Nine Books of the History of Herodotus

The Nine Books of the History of Herodotus

THE FIFTH BOOK OF HERODOTUS . TERPSICHORE . The Persians ' who had
been left by Darius in Europe , 1 under the command of Megabazus , reduced ,
the first among the Hellespontines , the Perinthians ? , who refused to be subjects
 ...

Author: Herodotus

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX5QHA

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The History of Herodotus literally tr by a graduate of the university

The History of Herodotus  literally tr  by a graduate of the university

THE HISTORY of HERODOTUS . BOOK V . TERPSICHORE . THE Persians , lefta
in Europe under the orders of Megabyzus , subdued the Perinthians 6 first of all
the Hellespontines , who were unwilling to submit to Darius , and had been ...

Author: Herodotus

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