The Histories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 21.01.2015 - 816 Seiten

Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges—who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians—he laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events. In his love for the stranger, more marvelous facts of the world, he infused his magnificent history with a continuous awareness of the mythic and the wonderful.

 

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THE SECOND BOOK ENTITLED EUTERPE
4
THE THIRD BOOK ENTITLED IHAl l 223
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THE FIFFH BOQK ENTITLED TERPSICHORE 386
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Invasion of Egypt Psammenitus king 10 Murder of
14
21 Canal of Athos skill of the Phoenicians 2224 Collec
21
Megabazus reduces the Paeonians 15 Customs of the P200
22
planned by Cambyscs 17 18 Phcnnicians refuse to attack
26
Greek version of the same 810 3 Account preferred
28
Commanders of the naval force 97 98 Artemisia 99 Xerxes
108
114 March to Acanthus 115 116 Death and funeral
114
Callimachus 109 110 Preparations for battle 111 Battle
115
for the fight 82 83 Battle of Salamis 8489 Position
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Consultation of the kings 118 119 Plans of the Seyths 120
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Witty remark of Megacreon 120 Order of the march 121
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Caria 118121 Persian successes in Eolis and Ionia 122
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Media 95 Early Median History 96107 Birth
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28 The Upper Nile 2931 The interior of Libya 32
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tion of stores 25 Xerxes march from Critalla 26 Story
33
Causes of the war between Greece and Persia 1 Mythic
34
Recall of Histiaeus 23 24 Appointment of Artaphernes
35
Flight of Miltiades to Athens 41 New settlement of Ionia
43
Bridge 36 The army leaves Sardis 37 Treatment of Pythius
44
Scverities of Cambyscs towards the Egyptians 2729
46
graphy 1 Description of Asia 3741 2 Circumnavigation
48
48 Connection of the religions of Egypt and Greece 4957
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cut off the Greek convoys 3840 Persians hold a council
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of the oracles 4655 Croesus seeks a Greek alliance
59
anias 56 57 Mardonius speech thereupon 58 Persians
60
Dialogue with Artabanus 46 52 Xerxes address to the chief
61
The Arians Parthians etc 66 The Caspians Sarangians
67
Story of Periander 4853 Siege of Samos 5456 Fate
71
Greeks at the Isthmus 72 Inhabitants of the Peloponnese
73
Egyptian Festivals 5864 Sacred animals 6567
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The Paphlagonians Phrygians and Armenians 72 73
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Sophanes his conduct and fate 7375 A ladys appeal
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Immortals 83 Nations which furnished cavalry 8488
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Fate of Cleomenes 74 75 Various causes assigned for
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with Sparta 69v7o Croesus warned 71 Crozsus invades
92
Darius to the Ister 8792 Customs of the Thraeians 9396
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Decision of Otanes 83 Privileges of the Six 84 Darius
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iii Cyprians 90 iv Cilicians and v Pamphylians 91 vi
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Funerals 8590 Worship of Perseus 91 Customs of
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Expedition of Datis and Artaphernes 94 Course of
102
Aristagoras fails to persuade Cleomenes 4954 He goes
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palm of bravery assigned to the Athenians 105 Greeks sail
107
the earths extremities 106116 The river Aces 117 Fate
125
Descent of Pericles 131 Expedition of Miltiades against Paros
132
Aflair of Timoxenus 128 Siege raised 129 Persian fleet
133
Rhampsinitus 122 Doctrine of metempsychosis 123 Cheops
134
Persians 131140 Cyrus threatens the Ionian Greeks 141
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of Themistocles to build a fleet 144 The Greeks make
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cures Darius 129 130 His former history 131 His influence
150
Asychis 136 Anysis Sabaeo 137140 Sethos invasion
158
envoys 157 Gelos answer 158 Indignation of Syagrus 159
159
Punishment of the rebels 159 Reward of Zopyrus 160
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Account of the Greek settlements in Asia 142151 Sparta
171
leaving the pass 173 174 Greeks resolve to defend Artemisium
175
Number of the host altogether 186 Rivers insufiicient for
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of Babylon 178187 Cyrus marches on Babylon 18819o
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Customs of the Libyans 186190 Contrast of eastern
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Laphystian _upiter 197 Description of Malis 198 Pass
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206 Panic 207 Mounted spy sent by Xerxes 208 Xerxes
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Second attack by the Immortals 211 Alarm of Xerxes 212
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his deposition 161169 Tomb of Osiris 170 Egyptian
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Ephialtes tells of the mountainpath 213 214 Hydarnes sent
223
Alpheus and Maro 227 Inscriptions 228 Story of Aristo
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Xerxes colloquy with Demaratus 234 235 Objection
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THE SIXTH BOOK ENTITLED ERATO
444
THE SEVENTH BOOK ENTITLED POLYMNIA
506
THE EIGHTH BOOK ENTITLED URANIA
609
THE NINTH BOOK ENTITLED CALLIOPE
671
Index
728
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Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, in the fifth century B.C. Called the Father of History, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of Western historical writing. The focus of his Histories is the Persian Wars, but he includes fascinating digressions on the histories of Bablyon, Egypt, and Thrace, as well as studies of the pyramids and various historical events. He was the first writer to evaluate historical, geographical, and archaeological material critically.

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