4 edition of The history of Herodotus found in the catalog.
The history of Herodotus
|Statement||translated into English by G.C. Macaulay.|
|Contributions||Macaulay, George Campbell, 1852-1915.|
|The Physical Object|
Book IV begins with the description and history of the Scythian peoples, from the Danube to the Don, whom Darius proposed to attack by crossing the Bosporusand of their land and of the Black Sea. A good German translation, but without note or comment, was brought out by Friedrich Lange at Berlin in Polycratres sends untrusted exiles to Egypt ostensibly to help Cambyses. Meantime the army of Pisistratus, which had broken up from Marathon, meeting their adversaries near the temple of the Pallenian Minerva, pitched their camp opposite them.
No sound or sign of intelligence escaped her at the time. Io herself was among the captives. In the eleventh year of their exile the family of Pisistratus set sail from Eretria on their return home. Indeed I believe that your wife is the most beautiful of all women, and I beg of you not to demand of me what is unlawful. This may be corroborated by the story of Mandane.
Scarcely had he entered into the inner fane, when the Pythoness exclaimed aloud, Oh! The answer of the Pythoness was that before they could prevail, they must remove to Sparta the bones of Orestes, the son of Agamemnon. What face meanwhile must I wear as I walk to the forum or return from it? Herodotus was the first Greek writer who invented and became popular for writing several historical narratives that are still taught today. He made the best use of his traveling opportunities.
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But the king replied to him, "Courage, friend; suspect me not of the design to prove thee by this discourse; nor dread thy mistress, lest mischief be.
I had never believed that men were taller in the olden times than they are now, so I opened the coffin. This may be corroborated by the story of Mandane. The History. According to Suidas, Herodotus was himself an actor, and indeed the chief actor, in the rebellion against him; but no other author confirms this statement, which is intrinsically improbable.
Then forthwith a horseman set forth to ride in haste bearing the message to the Hellespont, and having passed over to the other side he gave the paper to Megabazos.
The Greeks first resolved to demand her back, as well as satisfaction for her carrying-off. Do thou then, since thou didst readily receive us and dost now entertain us magnificently as thy guests, and since thou art willing to give to king Dareios earth and water, consent to follow our custom.
A good German translation, but without note or comment, was brought out by Friedrich Lange at Berlin in The reason that he did not demolish their buildings was that the inhabitants might be tempted to use them as homesteads from which to go The history of Herodotus book to sow and till their lands; and so each time that he invaded the country he might find something to plunder.
Master of a form of language peculiarly sweet and euphonical, and possessed of a delicate ear which instinctively suggested the most musical arrangement possible, he gives his sentences, without art or effort, the most agreeable flow, is never abrupt, never too diffuse, much less prolix or wearisome, and being himself simple, fresh, naif if we may use the wordhonest and somewhat quaint, he delights us by combining with this melody of sound simple, clear and fresh thoughts, perspicuotlsly expressed, often accompanied by happy turns of phrase, and always manifestly the spontaneous growth of his own fresh and unsophisticated mind.
During his service, his descriptions of battle were quite precise and he always explained everything from the point of view of a foot soldier. The kings who reigned before Agron sprang from Lydus, son of Atys, from whom the people of the land, called previously Meonians, received the name of Lydians.
His strain ended, he flung himself, fully attired as he was, headlong into the sea. Excepting Midas, son of Gordias, king of Phrygia, Gyges was the first of the barbarians whom we know to have sent offerings to Delphi.
From now on, Cyrus is the king of both Persia and the large Median empire. After sending these presents to the Delphians, Croesus a third time consulted the oracle, for having once proved its truthfulness, he wished to make constant use of it. But did he write the first history book?
At any rate, she informed her mother, and so it reached her father's ears. Abbott, Herodotus V. But it is as a writer. Now, therefore, it behoves thee to requite the good offices which thou hast received at my hands by consenting to go with my son on this hunting party, and to watch over him, if perchance you should be attacked upon the road by some band of daring robbers.
On many grounds I had stayed behind; but, as thou urgest it, and I am bound to pleasure thee for truly it does behove me to requite thy good officesI am content to do as thou wishest. I will place thee behind the open door of the chamber in which we sleep. His first edition, inwas confessedly very defective; the second, instill left much to be desired.
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Written from the s to the s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known around the Mediterranean and Western Asia at that time.
Herodotus' Histories, book 1: summary and comments by Jona Lendering: In Antiquity, books consisted of papyrus scrolls. Our division of the Histories in nine "books" goes back to an edition by scholars of the third century BCE, working in the great library of Alexandria.
The History of Herodotus, parallel English/Greek, tr. G. C.
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