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  1. An Account of Egypt by Herodotus, 2009-10-04
  2. The Histories, Revised (Penguin Classics) by Herodotus, 2003-04-29
  3. The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories by Robert B. Strassler, 2009-06-02
  4. The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories by Herodotus, 2007-11-06
  5. The Histories (Oxford World's Classics) by Herodotus, 2008-05-15
  6. The History of Herodotus (The Histories of Herodotus), Volumes I and II (complete) (mobi) by Herodotus, 2009-03-01
  7. Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International) by Ryszard Kapuscinski, 2008-06-10
  8. The Way of Herodotus: Travels with the Man Who Invented History by Justin Marozzi, 2008-12-08
  9. Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick, 2009-10-01
  10. The History: Herodotus (Great Minds Series) by Herodotus, Henry Cary, 1992-11
  11. A Commentary on Herodotus by J. (Joseph) Wells, W. W. (Walter Wybergh) How, 2009-10-04
  12. The Histories (Everyman's Library) by Herodotus, 1997-03-25
  13. The Histories (Norton Critical Editions) by Herodotus, 1991-12-17
  14. Herodotus: The Histories (Penguin Classics) by Herodotus, 1996-09-01

1. Herodotus - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek H ródotos Halikarn sseús) was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (ca. 484 BC–ca.
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Occupation Historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus Greek Hēr³dotos Halikarnāsseºs ) was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (ca. 484 BC –ca. 425 BC ) and is regarded as the " Father of History " in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well constructed and vivid narrative He is almost exclusively known for writing The Histories , a record of his 'inquiries' (or , a word that passed into Latin and took on its modern connotation of history ) into the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars which occurred in 490 and 480-479 BC — especially since he includes a narrative account of that period, which would otherwise be poorly documented, and many long digressions concerning the various places and peoples he encountered during wide-ranging travels around the lands of the Mediterranean and Black Sea . However, some of his stories are not always completely accurate. Herodotus however does state he is only reporting what is told to him, an honesty lacking in many historians.

2. Herodotus Of Halicarnassus
The Greek researcher and storyteller Herodotus of Halicarnassus (fifth century BCE) was the world s first historian. In The Histories, he describes the
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The Greek researcher and storyteller Herodotus of Halicarnassus (fifth century BCE) was the world's first historian. In The Histories , he describes the expansion of the Achaemenid empire under its kings Cyrus the Great Cambyses and Darius I the Great , culminating in king Xerxes ' expedition in 480 BCE against the Greeks, which met with disaster in the naval engagement at Salamis and the battles at Plataea and Mycale . Herodotus' remarkable book also contains excellent ethnographic descriptions of the peoples that the Persians have conquered, fairy tales, gossip, legends, and a very humanitarian morale. (A summary with some historical comments can be found here This is the first part of an article in eight pieces. Prologue
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The Histories
Herodotus of Halicarnassus hereby publishes the results of his inquiries, hoping to do two things: to preserve the memory of the past by putting on record the astonishing achievements both of the Greek and the non-Greek peoples; and more particularly, to show how the two races came into conflict. These are the confident opening lines of Herodotus' Histories , and the Greeks who heard them must have been surprised. Preserving the memory of the past by putting on record certain astonishing achievements was not unusual, but the bards who had been singing legendary tales had been less pretentious. Even the great poet

3. The Internet Classics Archive | The History Of Herodotus By Herodotus
The complete text written 440 BCE by Herodotus as translated by George Rawlinson.


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The History of Herodotus
By Herodotus
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Translated by George Rawlinson The History of Herodotus has been divided into the following sections:
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4. Herodotus On The Web
Guide to the Herodotus, the great Greek historian.
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Welcome to Herodotus on the Web , a guide and web directory to Herodotus of Halicarnassus, the famous Greek historian. On this site you will find over 200 links to resources about Herodotus and his age. These includes texts and translations books about Herodotus, essays and articles , and so forth (a full list is given to your left). I have attempted to organize these resources well, describe their contents and evaluate their readability and value as scholarship. My apologies for any unjust offense. Your submissions and comments are very much appreciated. I can be reached at Thank you, Tim Spalding
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5. Herodotus
Herodotus was a Greek historian in the fifth century B.C.E. His birth was around B.C.E. References to certain events in his narratives suggest that he did
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Herodotus was a Greek historian in the fifth century B.C.E. His birth was around B.C.E. References to certain events in his narratives suggest that he did not die until at least 431 B.C.E, which was the beginning of the Peloponesian War. In his later years, Herodotus traveled extensively throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. There, he visited the Black Sea, Babylon, Phoenicia, and Egypt. He is best known for his work entitled Histories . Because of this, Cicero claimed him to be the Father of History. Histories is the story of the rise of Persian power and the friction between Persia and Greece. The battles that are described are the ones fought at Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. His story is the historical record of events that happened in his own lifetime. The first Persian War took place just before he was born, while the second happened when he was a child. This gave him the opportunity to question his elders about the events in both wars to get the details he wanted for his story. Histories also contained information having to do with the country of Egypt. The history, geography and ethnography of Egypt are what Herodotus wrote about. The customs of Egyptians fascinated him because of their differences compared to Greek culture. He wrote about how the Egyptians did everything backwards in relation to the Greeks. Observations he made describe how the Egyptians wrote from right to left, instead of left to right. Activities like eating were done outside while doing their "easement" indoors. The reason he gave was that the Egyptians thought "unseemly but necessary things should be done in secret, and things not unseemly in the open."

6. Herodotus Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Herodotus Greek author of the first great narrative history produced in the ancient world, the History of the

7. Great Books Index - Herodotus
Herodotus Great Books Index. GREAT BOOKS INDEX. Herodotus (484432 BC). An Index to Online Great Books in English Translation
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8. Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: Herodotus
A biography of the Greek historian and the Father of History.
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11th Brittanica: Herodotus
HERODOTUS (c. 484-425 B.C.), Greek historian, called the Father of History, was born at Halicarnassus in Asia Minor, then dependent upon the Persians, in or about the year 484 B.C. Herodotus was thus born a Persian subject, and such he con~ tinued until he was thirty or fiveandthirty years of age. At the lime of his birth Halicarnassus was under the rule of a queen Artemisia ( q.v. ) The year of her death is unknown; but she left her crown to her son Pisindelis (born about 498 B.C.), who was succeeded upon the throne by his son Lygdamis about the time that Herodotus grew to manhood. The family of Herodotus belonged to the upper rank of the citizens. His father was named Lyxes, and his mother Rhaeo, or Dryo. He had a brother Theodore, and an uncle or cousin Panyasis ( q.v. ), the epic poet, a personage of so much importance that the tyrant Lygdamis, suspecting him of treasonable projects, put him to death. It is probable that Herodotus shared his relative's political opinions, and either was exiled from Halicarnassus or quitted it voluntarily at the time of his execution. Of the education of Herodotus no more can be said than that it was thoroughly Greek, and embraced no doubt the three subjects essential to a Greek liberal education-grammar, gymnastic training and music. His studies would be regarded as completed when he attained the age of eighteen, and took rank among the

9. Perseus Encyclopedia
Herodotus never belonged to the ancient Greek homeland, and his own work offers Halikarnassos was a Dorian Greek colony, and Herodotus expresses an open

10. Herodotus Index
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English translation: G. C. Macaulay, (pub. Macmillan, London and NY) [1890]
Herodotus (484-ca. 425 BCE), the 'Father of History,' wrote this account of the ephocal conflict between the Greeks and Persians between 430 and 424 BCE. The title of the work, 'Historie' means 'Inquiry.' Subsequently it became the name of the science of history, and via Latin passed into other languages including English. Divided by later editors into nine books named after the Muses, the History traces the growth of the Persian empire, starting with Croesus of Lydia, though Cyrus and Xerxes. The pivotal event of the History is the Battle of Marathon (490 BCE), where the Persians were defeated by the Greeks. A decade later the Persians, led by Xerxes, returned but were decisively defeated at the Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE. One can only wonder what the world would have been like if the nascent Greek democracy and high classical culture had been nipped in the bud by Persian despotism. Beyond the historical narrative, Herodotus is one of the primary sources for information on ancient lands and peoples, including anthropological, geographical, and other information. There are extensive details in the narrative relating to the spiritual practices and beliefs of the Greeks and other peoples. Herodotus has been perennially controversial. However, he was careful to qualify information which he found dubious and evaluate variant theories on their merits. While specifics of his account have been challenged, his preeminence as the inventor of the methodology and philosophy of history are undisputed.

11. Herodotus - Greek Historian Herodotus
The Greek historian Herodotus is known as the father of history.
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FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! Herodotus of Halicarnassus (c. 484-425 B.C.) : Herodotus, as the first historian proper, is called the father of history. He was born in the essentially Dorian (Greek) colony of Halicarnassus on the southwest coast of Asia Minor (then a part of the Persian Empire), during the Persian Wars shortly before the expedition against Greece led by the Persian king Xerxes. Halicarnassus in the Persian Wars: Lyxes, the father of Herodotus, was probably from Caria like Artemisia, the female despot of Halicarnassus who joined Xerxes in his expedition. Following victories over the Persians by the mainland Greeks during the Persian War, Halicarnassus rebelled against foreign rulers. In consequence of his rebellious actions, Herodotus was sent into exile to the Ionian island of Samos (where Pythagoras came from), but then returned to Halicarnassus around 454 to take part in the overthrow of the son of Artemisia, Lygdamis.

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13. Lost Trails: Herodotus Project
An ongoing project to delineate the places and artifacts mentioned by Herodotus.
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I never tire of spreading them out before me.
It purifies me of certain desires.
I flirt (with muses) and I am the better for it.
I no longer believe in the banishment from paradise."
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click on the image for Contents This is an ongoing project documenting in photographs many of the places and artifacts mentioned by Herodotus (c 500 c 425 BCE) in his Inquiries This site is updated monthly with photographic tours that are hyperlinked with the text. Please contact us with your questions, comments or donations. All photographs are for sale proceeds support development of this site. edited by Jonathan Schwartz please support this project your donation is appreciated Herodotus' Inquiries Contents Home Lost Trails mourns the loss of Seth Benardete who was a teacher to Shlomo Felberbaum and Shane Solow, and without whose inspiration this project might not have been realized.

14. Rocky Road: Herodotus
In his nine scrolls known as The Histories, Herodotus described the conflict between his own people, the Greeks, and the Persian Empire.
Herodotus In his nine scrolls known as The Histories , Herodotus described the conflict between his own people, the Greeks, and the Persian Empire. While telling the story of their own civilization in conflict with another, many people would be inclined to take sides, but Herodotus strove to show each side's perspective in the struggle. In this, he was like the great poet Homer, but Herodotus innovated even further. Homer wrote his epic as if narrated by a goddess; Herodotus spoke with his own voice, and relayed his own experiences and research. Before Herodotus, accounts of important events had been the purview of royalty, minstrels and priests. Perhaps his innovation in relaying information was partly responsible for his reputation as the "Father of Lies." Historians of classical antiquity suspected Herodotus of passing along hearsay, and perhaps even inventing tales for his own amusement. In his writings, Herodotus often digressed, sharing what he learned from interviewing those he met, and creating some of the more interesting parts of his Histories . He interviewed Scythians living near the Black Sea about their lives, for instance. He also asked them what they knew about the lives of other nomads living farther east. In some cases, Herodotus relayed information that had been through several translations yet, remarkably, modern excavations in Russia and Kazakhstan have found artifacts similar to what he described.

15. Herodotus.: Free Web Books, Online
Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC. He wrote a history of the Persian invasion of Greece in the early fifth century B.C.
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Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC. He wrote a history of the Persian invasion of Greece in the early fifth century B.C., known simply as The Histories of Herodotus. This work was recognized as a new form of literature soon after its publication. Before Herodotus, there had been chronicles and epics, and they too had preserved knowledge of the past. But Herodotus was the first not only to record the past but also to treat it as a philosophical problem, or research project, that could yield knowledge of human behavior. His invention earned him the title "The Father of History". Published between 430 and 424 B.C., the Histories was divided by later editors into nine books, named after the Muses. The first six books deal with the growth of the Persian Empire. They begin with an account of the first Asian monarch to conquer Greek city-states and exact tribute, Croesus of Lydia. Croesus lost his kingdom to Cyrus, the founder of the Persian Empire. The first six books end with the defeat of the Persians in 490 B.C. at the Battle of Marathon, which was the first setback to their imperial progress. The last three books of the Histories describe the attempt of the Persian king Xerxes ten years later to avenge the Persian defeat at Marathon and absorb Greece into the Persian Empire. The Histories ends with the year 479 B.C., when the Persian invaders were wiped out at the Battle of Plataea and the frontier of the Persian Empire receded to the Aegean coastline of Asia Minor.

16. Herodotus' Conception Of Foreign Languages
In one of the most famous passages in his Histories, Herodotus has the Athenians give the reasons why they would never betray Greece (8.144.2) first and
Herodotus' Conception of Foreign Languages
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In one of the most famous passages in his Histories , Herodotus has the Athenians give the reasons why they would never betray Greece (8.144.2): first and foremost, the images and temples of the gods, burnt and requiring vengeance, and then 'the Greek thing', being of the same blood and the same language, having common shrines and sacrifices and the same way of life. With race or blood, and with religious cult, language appears as one of the chief determinants of Greek identity. This impression is confirmed in Herodotus' accounts of foreign peoples: language is - with religious customs, dress, hairstyles, sexual habits - one of the key items on Herodotus' checklist of similarities and differences with foreign peoples. That language was an important element of what, to a Greek, it meant to be a Greek, should not perhaps be thought surprising. As is well known, the Greeks called non-Greeks barbaroi , a term usually taken to refer pejoratively to the babble of foreign speech.

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18. 109 Reconstruction Of Herodotus World Map (ca. 450 B.C.)
Slide 109A World map according to Herodotus (ca. 450B.C.) Slide 109B Reconstruction of Herodotus World Map (ca. 450 B.C.) Web Pages/109.html
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19. Epicurus - Letter To Herodotus
Epicurus summarizes the key doctrines from “On Nature” (of which only a few fragments have been recovered) in this letter to Herodotus.
Letter to Herodotus
Home/Ancient Texts Beliefs Relationships History ... Epicurean Philosophy List Epicurus to Herodotus, greetings: For those who are unable to study carefully all my physical writings or to go into the longer treatises at all, I have myself prepared an epitome of the whole system, Herodotus, to preserve in the memory enough of the principal doctrines, to the end that on every occasion they may be able to aid themselves on the most important points, so far as they take up the study of Physics. Those who have made some advance in the survey of the entire system ought to fix in their minds under the principal headings an elementary outline of the whole treatment of the subject. For a comprehensive view is often required, the details but seldom. Hence, since such a course is of service to all who take up natural science, I, who devote to the subject my continuous energy and reap the calm enjoyment of a life like this, have prepared for you just such an epitome and manual of the doctrines as a whole. In the first place, Herodotus, you must understand what it is that words denote, in order that by reference to this we may be in a position to test opinions, inquiries, or problems, so that our proofs may not run on untested

20. Herodotus The History Summary
To read The History (Herodotus only book) is to seek one s roots as a member of Western democratic civilization. It is in part a gripping and much revered
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Outline summary by Michael McGoodwin, prepared 1996 Acknowledgement: This work has been summarized using the University of Chicago edition transl. David Grene 1987. Numbers provided in square brackets or parentheses refer to the page numbers in this edition. Overall Impression : This is a thoroghly enjoyable and entertaining book, a "must" read in the Western canon. I also recommend the excellent introduction and the translation provided by David Grene. Overview (partially extracted from the Grene text and prepared for a woman's book discussion group) To read The History (Herodotus' only book) is to seek one's roots as a member of Western democratic civilization. It is in part a gripping and much revered tale of colossal confrontation between freedom-loving Greek-speaking peoples (the Athenians, Spartans, and others) and the seemingly unstoppable forces of the Persians. The Asiatic "Great King" Xerxes, who followed in the footsteps of Cyrus and Darius and assembled a military force numbered in the millions, was intent on enslaving the Greeks as he had so many other countries in the region- Egypt, Asia Minor, Syria, Babylonia, etc. The heroic battles near Athens- at Marathon (490 BCE), Thermopylae, Salamis, and finally Plataea (479 BCE) were classical Greek's crowning military achievements, and Herodotus was determined to record these great deeds for future generations (particularly in view of the ignominious and disastrous Peloponnesian Wars that followed).

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