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Herodotus

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Herodotus was the inventor of universal history. Often called the Father of History, his histories are divided into nine books named after the nine muses. A native of Halicarnassus on the coast of Asia Minor (modern Bodrum, Turkey), he traveled extensively, writing lively descriptions of the lands näytä lisää he saw and the peoples he encountered. Herodotus set out to relate the story of the conflict of the Greeks of his own time against the "barbarian" Asiatic empire of Achaemenid Persia. His long narrative, titled by modern convention The Histories, begins with the earliest traditions he believed reliable. It ends with a highly colored account of the defeat of the Persian emperor Xerxes and his immense army of slaves by a much smaller number of Greeks fighting to preserve their freedom. Herodotus wrote history, but his methods and assumptions were not those of a modern historian, and his work was unjustly rejected by his successor Thucydides as factually highly unreliable and full of inappropriate romance. By his own admission, Herodotus retold the stories of other peoples without necessarily believing them all. This allowed him total artistic freedom and control to create a picture of the world that corresponded entirely to his own view of it. The result is a picture of Herodotus's world that is also a picture of his mind and, therefore, of many other Greek minds during the period known as "late Archaic." During this period, the Greek mind was dominated by reason, the domain of the first philosophers and the observant and thoughtful medical theorists of the Hippocratic school. Traditional beliefs in the gods of Homer and in their Oracles, especially the Oracle at Delphi, also dominated during this period. The literary genius of Herodotus consisted in the art of the storyteller. The stories he chose to tell, and the order in which he told them, provide his readers with a total view of his world and the way in which the will of the gods and the ambitions of humans interacted to produce what is known as history. For this reason the ancient critic Longinus justly called Herodotus "the most Homeric of all authors." Like Homer, Herodotus strove to understand the world theologically---a goal that makes his work difficult for the reader to understand at first. But, in place of Homer's divine inspiration, Herodotus used his eyes and ears and wrote not poetry but prose. Rejecting what is commonly known as myth, he accepted instead "oral tradition" about remembered events. For example, although he believed that the Trojan War had been fought, he could not investigate it beyond what the poets had said. In his view this "ancient history" of the Greeks and the peoples of Asia was not like contemporary history, because the heroes of old who had created it were beings of a different and superior order who had had a different, direct, and personal relationship with the gods. In recognizing this distinction, Herodotus defined for all time the limits of the historian's discipline. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Roman copy of a Greek original of the early 4th century BC,
Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy
(Credit: Marie Lan-Nguyen, 2006)

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En este libro se narran las últimas operaciones militares de la segunda guerra médica, la batalla de Artemisio, Salamina, Platea y Mícala. Con las intervenciones Atenienses y espartanas, y las acostumbradas historias sobre, pueblos y personajes típicas de Heródoto, se culmina esta magna obra.
 
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carlosisaac | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
Los libros anteriores, nos ponen en antecedentes, y en este magnífico libro séptimo, entramos por fin en harina. Heródoto nos narra detalladamente, a su manera, la primera guerra médica y su famosa batalla de Maratón, para seguir después con la segunda guerra médica y la famosísima batalla de las Termópilas. En este libro, es donde más gestas heroicas podemos encontrar, como la de Filípides o Leónidas, además de sus clásicas anécdotas y digresiones.
 
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carlosisaac | May 19, 2024 |
En este tomo, Heródoto, siempre muy minucioso y detallista, adornando su Historia con genealogías, anécdotas, costumbres, leyendas, rumores, etc, alcanza el punto álgido narrando la batalla de Maratón. Previamente, nos ha presentado a los pueblos contendientes y a sus líderes, preparándonos para lo que va ha venir en los siguientes libros. Un libro muy valioso, ya que nos refiere obras de otros autores, como Hecateo o Esquilo, y sobre todo nos habla de esos personajes contextualizándolos con los hechos que se sucedieron en esos años.… (lisätietoja)
 
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carlosisaac | Apr 25, 2024 |
Herodotus was a storyteller. The man loved hearing and repeating a good story, even if he felt it necessary to also write down, "Now, I don't believe this myself, I'm just telling you what I heard." He traveled all over what was the known world to a 5th Century BC Ionian Greek talking to leading citizens and gathering material for his epic of ethnography, geography and history, with the Greco-Persian Wars providing the organizing backbone of the work. The Histories is a mixture of the mythological and the historically accurate, and where that line is drawn in this work is still a matter for debate evidently. Wherever that may be, this is what people in this part of the world 2,500 years ago believed, which the curious mind of today will find interesting.

I found this Oxford University Press translation to be very readable, and the notes/commentary to be helpful in answering many "how historically accurate is THAT" questions, and in pointing out references to other sections of the work. This is definitely a two bookmark book, one for the main text and one for the running commentary that comes after. Also extremely helpful is having access to Wikipedia at your fingertips, especially for aiding your sense of the geography of the story. Pro tip: Greece at the time was a highly fractious plethora of city-states ranging from Libya to Asia Minor. You're gonna need to look places up.
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