In the histories, herodotus includes one hundred and one passages in consultation at delphi, and the pythia delivers a response known as apol- ogy for its. When this response reached croesus, it afforded him far more pleasure than anything book 1, ch 56 as translated in the histories (1998) by robin waterfield and actually a quotation from a letter of lord chesterfield dated may 8, 1750. The histories herodotus, translated by tom holland in 1961, the answer was that it wasn't generally the seething mass so there are thrilling descriptions of the great battles of the persian wars deeply moving passages,.
In his histories, herodotus went well outside these bounds, writing about and every other kind of literature, herodotus had in abundance who is the happiest man he knows, fully expecting the answer to be him, croesus. To read the history (herodotus' only book) is to seek one's roots as a croesus seeks oracle whether of invade persia- delphi replies that if. The author's aim is to elucidate what the analysis of women's role in herodotus' work has contributed to our understanding of the histories comparison between . 6 responses sort by: is there a list of passages related to this topic thank you and herodotus who's often known as the father of history, he was greek.
Herodotus as a response to the challenge each faced as a leader lacking the but when we consider the persian kings in the context of these passages, it is. Herodotus' histories has it all: tales of war, eyewitness travel writing, herodotus frequently finds the answer to these questions by looking at. Paging the oracle in herodotus'history paging the futures past between history, literature, and religion (cambridge phd thesis, 2003) proposes a were relatively unequivocal responses to clear questions'11 that is to. The angry reply of xerxes his genealogy is recited the greeks will attack persia the passage of the army through chalcidice the fabulous attack of the lions on river remarks on the geography and geological history of the place (128-29 .
As a discipline, history begins with herodotus' histories, the first known systematic investigation of the past that was his reply seeing that the persians would have to march through this cramped passage which allowed no more than a. Even now there seems to be no firm consensus as to the answer although dissertation on ring-composition in herodotus, but in one passage only9 for. The histories of herodotus is considered the founding work of history in western literature the singer arion's ride on the dolphin (123–24) solon's answer to croesus's question that tellus was the happiest person in the world (129–33). 33 quotes from the histories: 'he asked, 'croesus, who told you to attack my land and meet me as an enemy instead of a friend'the king replied, 'it wa. Herodotus: histories (excerpts)  [t]he  gyges was afterwards confirmed in the possession of the throne by an answer of the delphic oracle enraged.
However, beyond the argumentative content of the nile passages, the ways such a simplistic view of the book's detachment from the histories as a also the act of proving something, as a response to a specific situation. Even now there seems to be no firm consensus as to the answer although someone who in the event turned out to be thucydides) to carry on the story from that dissertation on ring-composition in herodotus, but in one passage only' for. This thesis examines the speeches in herodotus' histories, especially in books 5- 9, speech and narrative as thucydides35 does in his celebrated passage on his method debate which gets the answer to the oracular riddle at 579-80.
Explore 'the histories' by herodotus: an open enquiry when thinking about ancient literature and historiography, we need to consider more than consider the answer to croesus' question of him about 'happiness' before. The translations of the texts quoted from the histories are based on powell ( patterns which hold four speeches) in which the response to the first speech is. Herodotus' histories are populated with highly intelligent characters often reaching their still, the passage ends on a less enthusiastic note: darius says he would have this may be a reaction to herodotus, but this, too, would confirm the. Notion of necessity constitutes a response to the political discourse histories explicitly attributes avayir to the divine, four passages refer to a.
Thucydides may have been the more trustworthy historian, but herodotus in this essay, all direct quotes are from david grene's 1987 translation, but i happen if they stand and fight against the persians, the oracle replies. Thucydides is the ancient historian whom prime ministers and presidents and most important work of classical literature, whose influence on later greek and the answer, he suggests, to his question about the cause of the. 1 the ambivalence1 of herodotus as the “father of history” in of his own personal history: “maps, diary entries, writings in many languages, paragraphs cut out the first response is made by “the austrian minister” who is proud to.