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Download or read book The Histories Book 9 Calliope written by Herodotus and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 47 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.


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Download or read book The Histories Book 7 Polymnia written by Herodotus and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.


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Download or read book The Construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza according to Herodotus Der Bau der Cheops Pyramide nach Herodot written by Hartwig Munt and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2013-07-10 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries, man has puzzled over the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. How was it possible to break up, process and transport a total of 6 million tonnes of heavy stones, making up a total of 2.3 million cubic metres of stone, and putting them together to make a structure of such dimensions during the reign of just one pharaoh 4500 years ago? These technical questions will be physically answered in this paper with reference to relevant archaeological and Egyptological scientific knowledge. The Greek historian Herodotus passed on the key to the wonder of pyramid construction, according to which the Egyptian pyramids were built with “machines" made of "wooden pieces". The paper at hand is the first that manages to reconstruct the machines described by Herodotus. The technique was mathematically proven and tested on a 1:5 scale model. Seit Jahrtausenden rätselt die Menschheit über den Bau der Cheops-Pyramide. Wie war es vor 4500 Jahren möglich, die zusammengenommen 6 Millionen Tonnen schweren Steinmassen aus 2,3 Millionen Kubikmetern Stein in der Spanne der Regierungszeit eines Pharaos zu brechen, zu bearbeiten, zu transportieren und zu einem Bauwerk diesen Ausmaßes zusammenzufügen? Diese technischen Fragen werden in der vorliegenden Arbeit unter Anknüpfung an die einschlägigen archäologischen und ägyptologischen Erkenntnisse der Wissenschaft physikalisch gelöst. Den Schlüssel für das Wunder des Pyramidenbaus hat uns der griechische Geschichtsschreiber Herodot überliefert. Danach wurden die ägyptischen Pyramiden mit „Maschinen“ aus „Holzstücken“ gebaut. Mit der vorliegenden Arbeit gelingt es erstmalig, die von Herodot überlieferten Geräte zu rekonstruieren. Das Verfahren wurde am Modell im Maßstab 1:5 erprobt und mathematisch bewiesen.


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Download or read book The Biblical Prophets for Today written by Keith Malcolm Hunt and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2011-02-10 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nearly ONE THIRD of the Bible concerns Prophecy. And MOST of that prophecy is for the last 42 months of this age. The book of Revelation is for "the Lord's day" - not a day of the week, but for the prophetic time in the prophets of the Old Testament known as "the day of the Lord." All nations on earth are families grown large and many of them moved, migrated, and settled in the lands where we find them today. Much recorded history down through the ages shows who the modern nations of the world are, where they came from, and who they were in the days of the Old Testament prophets. Much prophecy has a two fold fulfillment i.e. Jeremiah 30:1-9; Isaiah 11. The latter fulfillment is for the very end times - the last 42 months of this age - Luke 21:22 "For these be the days of vengeance, that all things that are written may be fulfilled." With these basic keys we can understand the Bible prophets as they speak to us for our day and beyond into the last 42 months of this age, leading up to the glorious, powerful, mighty return of Christ Jesus to this earth, and the establishing of the Kingdom of God on earth.Nearly ONE THIRD of the Bible concerns Prophecy. And MOST of that prophecy is for the last 42 months of this age. The book of Revelation is for the Lords day - not a day of the week, but for the prophetic time in the prophets of the Old Testament known as the day of the Lord. All nations on earth are families grown large and many of them moved, migrated, and settled in the lands where we find them today. Much recorded history down through the ages shows who the modern nations of the world are, where they came from, and who they were in the days of the Old Testament prophets. Much prophecy has a two fold fulfillment i.e. Jeremiah 30:1-9; Isaiah 11.


Download The Children of Herodotus PDF
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Download or read book The Children of Herodotus written by Jakub Pigoń and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12-18 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book consists of 22 papers originally presented during the conference on ancient historical writing held in May 2007 in Wrocław, Poland. The authors are classical historians and philologists from academic institutions in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The collection responds to a growing interest among classical scholars in historiography and such related genres as ethnography and biography. The focus of the volume is, on the one hand, on the ancient historians’ methods of approaching the external world, especially a non-Greek (or non-Roman) world, and, on the other, on the political dimension of historical writing, especially of Roman imperial historiography. There are also papers devoted to pointing and defining links between historiography and other literary genres such as epic or novel. Much attention is given to classical Greek historiography (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon), but other authors and periods are also discussed. The book is addressed to classical scholars, historians of historiography and anyone interested in ancient world. With a view to a non-specialist reader, all Greek and most Latin quotations are translated.


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Download or read book Drama Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth Century Athens written by Sophie Mills and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-30 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study centres on the rhetoric of the Athenian empire, Thucydides’ account of the Peloponnesian War and the notable discrepancies between his assessment of Athens and that found in tragedy, funeral orations and public art. Mills explores the contradiction between Athenian actions and their self-representation, arguing that Thucydides’ highly critical, cynical approach to the Athenian empire does not reflect how the average Athenian saw his city’s power. The popular education of the Athenians, as presented to them in funeral speeches, drama and public art told a very different story from that presented by Thucydides’ history, and it was far more palatable to ordinary Athenians since it offered them a highly flattering portrayal of their city and, by extension, each individual who made up that city. Drama, Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth-Century Athens: Teaching Imperial Lessons offers a fascinating insight into Athenian self-representation and will be of interest to anyone working on classical Athens, the Greek polis and classical historiography.


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Download or read book Plutarch s Life of Alcibiades written by Simon Verdegem and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the beginning of the second century C.E., Plutarch of Chaeronea wrote a series of pairs of biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen. Their purpose is moral: the reader is invited to reflect on important ethical issues and to use the example of these great men from the past to improve his or her own conduct. This book off ers the first full-scale commentary on the Life of Alcibiades. It examines how Plutarch's biography of one of classical Athens' most controversial politicians functions within the moral program of the Parallel Lives. Built upon the narratological distinction between story and text, Simon Verdegem's analysis, which involves detailed comparisons with other Plutarchan works (especially the Lives of Nicias and Lysander) and several key texts in the Alcibiades tradition (e.g., Plato, Thucydides, and Xenophon), demonstrates how Plutarch carefully constructed his story and used a wide range of narrative techniques to create a complex Life that raises interesting questions about the relation between private morality and the common good.


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ISBN 10 : 9781317558040
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Download or read book Truth and History in the Ancient World written by Lisa Hau and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth, distorted facts for nationalistic or moralizing purposes, and omitted events that modern audiences might consider crucial to a truthful account of the past. Truth and History in the Ancient World explores a pluralistic concept of truth – one in which different versions of the same historical event can all be true – or different kinds of truths and modes of belief are contingent on culture. Beginning with comparisons between historiography and aspects of belief in Greek tragedy, chapters include discussions of historiography through the works of Herodotus, Xenophon, and Ktesias, as well as Hellenistic and later historiography, material culture in Vitruvius, and Lucian’s satire. Rather than investigate whether historiography incorporates elements of poetic, rhetorical, or narrative techniques to shape historical accounts, or whether cultural memory is flexible or manipulated, this volume examines pluralities of truth and belief within the ancient world – and consequences for our understanding of culture, ancient or otherwise.


Download The History of Herodotus PDF
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Download or read book The History of White People written by Nell Irvin Painter and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-04-18 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive.”—Boston Globe Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of “race” is an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events.


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Download or read book Children s Catalog written by H.W. Wilson Company and published by . This book was released on 1941 with total page 1146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.


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Download or read book Crime Fiction written by John Scaggs and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction.