Stories of the East from Herodotus

This can be a concise yet complete heritage of precedent days compiled via Church operating off of the writings of the traditional Greek historian Herodotus, often called the daddy of heritage.

Show description

Quick preview of Stories of the East from Herodotus PDF

Similar Ancient Greece books

The Iliad

The nice conflict epic of Western literature, translated by way of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles   relationship to the 9th century B. C. , Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and combating amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan battle.

The Greek Alexander Romance (Penguin Classics)

Considering the fact that his demise within the 3rd century BC, every one age has woven its personal legends round the determine of Alexander the good. If the Hebrew culture observed him as a preacher and prophet, to the Persians he used to be alternately a real king and an arch-Satan, whereas in sleek Greece he's respected extra as a smart guy than as a conqueror.

Demosthenes and His Time: A Study in Defeat

This publication attracts on quite a lot of proof to check the historical past of Athens from 386 to 322 B. C. Taking a sympathetic view of the second one Athenian League, Sealey makes a speciality of the profession of Demosthenes to supply vital insights into Athenian politics and rules. Demosthenes skilled repeated setbacks in his early makes an attempt at public job, yet chanced on his undertaking as a statesman within the clash with Macedon and as a result turned the major guy in Athens.

After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars (Emblems of Antiquity)

The conflict of Plataea in 479 BCE is one in every of international history's unjustly overlooked occasions. It decisively ended the specter of a Persian conquest of Greece. It concerned tens of millions of warring parties, together with the biggest variety of Greeks ever introduced jointly in a standard reason. For the Spartans, the motive force at the back of the Greek victory, the conflict used to be candy vengeance for his or her defeat at Thermopylae the 12 months earlier than.

Extra info for Stories of the East from Herodotus

Show sample text content

Three] Ὁ μὲν δὴ προσοχὼν ἐς Φάληρον τὴν στρατιὴν ἀπέβησε, οἱ δὲ Πεισιστρατίδαι προπυνθανόμενοι ταῦτα ἐπεϰαλέοντο ἐϰ Θεσσαλίης ἐπιϰουρίην· ἐπεποίητο γάρ σϕι συμμαχίη πρòς αὐτούς. Θεσσαλοὶ δὲ σϕι δεομένοισι ἀπέπεμψαν ϰοινῇ γνώμῃ χρεώμενοι χιλίην τε ἳππον ϰαὶ τòν βασιλέα τòν σϕέτερον Κινέην1 ἄνδρα Κονδαῖον2· τοὺς ἐπείτε ἔσχον συμμάχους οἱ Πεισιστρατίδαι, ἐμηχανῶντο τοιάδε· [4] ϰείραντες τῶν Φαληρέων τò πεδίον ϰαὶ ἱππάσιμον ποιήσαντες τοῦτον τòν χῶρον ἐπῆϰαν τῷ στρατοπέδῳ τὴν ἵππον· ἐμπεσοῦσα δὲ διέϕθειρε ἄλλους τε πολλοὺς τῶν Λαϰεδαιμονίων ϰαὶ δὴ ϰαὶ τòν Ἀγχιμόλιον, τοὺς δὲ περιγενομένους αὐτῶν ἐς τὰς νέας ϰατεῖρξαν.

Nine] Τοῦτο δὲ ἀϰούσαντες οἱ Ἕλληνες λόγον σϕίσι αὐτοῖσι ἐδίδο σαν. Πολλῶν δὲ λεχθέντων ἐνίϰα τὴν ήμέρην ἐϰείνην αὐτοῦ μείναντάς τε ϰαὶ αὐλισθέντας, μετέπειτα νύϰτα μέσην παρέντας πορεύεσθαι ϰαὶ ἀπαντᾶν τῇσι περιπλεούσησι τῶν νεῶν. Μετὰ δὲ τοῦτο, ὡς οὐδείς σϕι ἐπέπλεε, δείλην ὀψίην γινομένην τῆς ἡμέρης ϕυλάξαντες αὐτοὶ ἐπανέπλεον ἐπὶ τοὺς βαρβάρους, ἀπόπειραν αὐτῶν ποιήσασθαι βουλόμενοι τῆς τε μάχης ϰαὶ τοῦ διεϰπλόου1.

15. 1. Questa opinione period stata sostenuta da Ecateo di Mileto: cfr. F. JACOBY, Keal-Encyclopaedie, s. v. Hekataios, col. 2678-2679. 2. Secondo STRABONE, XVII, 1, 18, sorgeva a est della bocca Bolbinitica: risulta quindi difficile comprendere come mai qui sia indicata come il limite occidentale dell’Egitto. three. Cfr. infray II, 113; si trattava evidentemente di una località dove si trovavano stabilimenti nei quali si provvedeva alla conservazione del pesce mediante salatura; los angeles città di Pelusio (cfr. infra, II, 141) si trovava alla foce del ramo omonimo, il più orientale del Nilo: in line with quest’ultimo vedi infra, II, 17 e 154.

2. [2] Οὖτος ὡνὴρ πολλάϰις μὲν ϰαὶ πρότερον τòν Γόργον παρηγορέετο ἀπίστασθαι ἀπò βασιλέος, τóτε δέ, ὡς ϰαὶ τοὺς Ἲωνας ἐπύθετο ἀπεστάναι, πάγχυ ἐπιϰείμενος ἐνῆγε. Ὡς δὲ οὐϰ ἔπειθε τòν Γόργον, ἐνθαῦτὰ μιν ϕυλάξας ἐξελθόντα τò ἂστυ τò Σαλαμινίων ὁ Ὀνήσιλος ἂμα τοῖσι ἑωυτοῦ στασιώτῃσι ἀπεϰλήισε τῶν πυλέων. [3] Γόργος μὲν δὴ στερηθεὶς τῆς πόλιος ἔϕευγε ἐς Μήδους᾿ Ὀνήσιλος δὲ ἧρχε Σαλαμῖνος ϰαὶ ἀνέπειθε πάντας Κυπρίους συναπίστασθαι.

Come rileva giustamente LEGRAND, advert loc. , questi �alleati» in realtà altro non erano che popoli soggetti ? vassalli. 103. 1. Su Gassare vedi anche supra, I, 73-74; infra, I, 106. 2. Cfr. supra, I, seventy four e n. 2. three. Cioè a est dell’Alis. four. according to i Cimmeri cfr. supra, I, 15 e n. 2. Il racconto di Erodoto sembra alludere, sia natural in modo confuso, a eventi storici immediatamente precedenti l. a. caduta di Ninive (612 a. ?. ). Sappiamo da testi cuneiformi che circa due anni prima Classare attaccò gli Assiri, giungendo a minacciare Ninive; inoltre DIODORO SICULO, II, 26, narra che un esercito di Battriani, che si period mosso in aiuto di Ninive, finì invece according to unirsi agli aggressori: con questi �Battriani» potrebbero forse identificarsi gli Sciti di Erodoto (su tutta l. a. questione vedi Cambridge old historical past, cit.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 48 votes