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Birth date: August 11, 0484
Died: February 05, 0425
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mattries37315 rated it 7 months ago
A generation had no living memory of the greatest danger that the Greeks had ever lived through, but one man decided to change all that and gift posterity with a new genre. The Histories written by Herodotus details 80 crucial years from the rise of the Persian Empire to the defeat the remnants of ...
Muccamukk rated it 5 years ago
On the whole, I really enjoyed this, and it was great to pick up a lot of references that I'd been missing for years. It was often quite funny, which helped.I probably enjoyed the anthropological sections more than the battle sections, but even the military stuff focused on the personalities involve...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Located in the Ancient Agora in Athens, under the reconstructed Stoa (porch) of Herod Atticus, is a bust of what could be considered to be the world's first ever historian. It always fascinates me that in an era long before photography was ever conceived, and the ability to paint was restricted...
nouveau rated it 6 years ago
we have to give respect to the very first person to do something, of course, and if 400s BC isn't the oldest history ever written (apparently the chinese had an imperial chronicle as late as 8th century BCE, but these are lost, and might have been mere lists of tax receipts), it is certainly the old...
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Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 7 years ago
I picked this up randomly when I had a few hours to kill on my last day at my old job and had finished the book I was reading. Over the next few days I read about 25 pages, and soon realized I wouldn't really be up to something like this at the time.Nonetheless, it was an immensely entertaining 25 p...
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