Herodotus, Volume 3

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W. Heinemann, 1922 - Greece
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Herodotus is one of my favorite authors. His combining of history, local stories, culture, and myths is fascinating. Maybe not always true, but a wonderful insight into the cultures of his time. Read full review

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Herodotus is one of my favorite authors. His combining of history, local stories, culture, and myths is fascinating. Maybe not always true, but a wonderful insight into the cultures of his time. Read full review

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Page 555 - bidding, were buried where they fell, and there is an inscription over them, which is this : Four thousand warriors, flower of Pelops' land, Did here against three hundred myriads stand. This is the inscription common to all ; the Spartans have one for themselves : Go tell the Spartans, thou that passest by, That here obedient to their words we lie..
Page 325 - it is ever on the tallest buildings and trees that his bolts fall ; for it is heaven's way to bring low all things of surpassing bigness. Thus a numerous host is destroyed by one that is lesser, the god of his jealousy sending panic fear or thunderbolt among them, whereby
Page 357 - was ready and set forth from Sardis to march to Abydos. When they had set forth, the sun left his place in the heaven and was unseen, albeit the sky was without clouds and very clear, and the day was turned into night. When Xerxes saw and took note of that,
Page 273 - imagination of the foreigners ; but the Athenians, closing all together with the Persians, fought in memorable fashion ; for they were the first Greeks, within my knowledge, who charged their enemies at a run, and the first who endured the sight of Median garments and men clad therein ; till then,
Page 471 - For myself, though it be my business to set down that which is told me, to believe it is none at all of my business ; let that saying hold good for the whole of my history ; for indeed there is another tale current,
Page 325 - You see how the god smites with his thunderbolt creatures of greatness more than common, nor suffers them to display their pride, but such as are little move him not to anger ; and

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