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Herodotus' The History posted 15 Oct 2004, 16:10 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Anyone read Herodotus here? I am reading The History for seminar at school, and I absolutely LOVE it. It also strongly reminds me of TPoN, especially in the narration of military manouevering. I never thought I would like a history book so much, although maybe it's because it is an embellished history. view post


posted 15 Oct 2004, 19:10 by Wil, Head Moderator

I really enjoyed [i:3uz3cx9f]The Histories[/i:3uz3cx9f]. Even though I didn't read all of them, just select parts. I do agree that it reminds me of PoN, but at the same time so different. God I'm tired. Fall break! Hurrah! view post


posted 19 Oct 2004, 16:10 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

We only read about half of it. Which parts did you read? Ours was Book 1, parts of 2 and 3, 6,7,8,9. view post


posted 21 Oct 2004, 04:10 by Taliesin, Peralogue

Haven't read it yet, but I'm going to read some of it in Greek next semester. I'm excited... I've had enough of reading dramas for the moment. view post


posted 27 Dec 2004, 05:12 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


posted 15 May 2005, 07:05 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I suppose that is in Herodotus, but I would hazard that Thucydides has more of that, which I have read since my last post and also greatly enjoyed. Taliesen: In greek? Are you taking greek? I just finished my first year of ancient greek. What did you think? view post


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