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Herodotus' The History posted 27 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionHerodotus' The History by Annabel, Peralogue

I read Herodotus years ago. I remember enjoying it. I also seem to recall the big lesson was this - governments and societal forms are going through a constant and inevitable evolution/devolution and that each "ideal" form of political organization has a devolved and less desirable form. Monarchies versus tyrranies, aristocracies versus oligarchies, democracy versus the rule of the mob. That's Herodotus, right? Runs counter to Hegelian thought when you think of it. view post


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