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patrickjane3169: The Invention of History: Herodotus and Thucydides

JLnFDlang: “Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus FRANKIANA ADMINS THANKYOU

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

beingabdalian: “The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.” -- Herodotus

sara_hjelm: I have a few problems of when it comes to the rest, left side, as most books are non fiction 1: Anthropology/linguistics/cultural history/art, crafts & architecture/Religion and myths 2:Geography and travels (what about Herodotus?)/Natural science/ Which order and what first?

JillChampa14: Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus

meksivik: Can't get an image from Herodotus out of my head, a tiny village of a hundred people huddled close to the walls of an empty city built for tens of thousands in their grandparents time. So recently lost and yet even the idea of what it is has gone

abu_arz: It is uncertain whether Atossa was a descendant of Nitetis or Cassandane, I will probably have to look for it in Herodotus

Jahansuoz: Wish Herodotus was on Twitter so I could ratio him. The man is my nemesis

FKittlerbot: And the passion of all writing was in the immortal words of Herodotus nothing swifter on earth than novel.

hannan021: Greeks knew Pakistan 100s of years before Alexander invaded. Knowledge gained via Skylax of Caryanda in 6 century BC, was used by Hecataeus in 5 century BC & later by Herodotus. When Alexander invaded Pakistan he called it Indos as word India was coined 600 years after his death.

StanEuVicTy: Better to be envied than pitied. -Herodotus

TheRealPeterWa1: I imagine Boris Johnson does read his Herodotus: That the Persians always made important decisions after twice discussing the question twice, once drunk, once sober. Only if they came to the same decision in each case was the action to be taken initiated. Need I say more?

MythicLore: "In antiquity, carved gemstones were treasured objects. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the most prized possession of Polykrates the King of Samos (535-522 BCE) was a golden seal ring bearing a carved emerald..."

westernbrahmin: Herodotus described the Cimmerians as consisting of two groups of equal numbers: the Cimmerian people properly called, that is the Cimmmerian common people, and the kings, or "royal race". It is likely that the kings were of Indo-Aryan stock ruling over Catabomb Culture people.

NucProgress: A H8 Chan post about Herodotus and how one must document and observe even if nobody else will(why exactly I have sadly forgotten)

westernbrahmin: The Scythians according to Herodotus and Darius I were an unruly Soma drinking people who only worshiped one god, Aries, the god of war. Read account below.

patrick_kidd: Do recent revelations demonstrate a top-down bottoms-up approach to government? If so, it's in a fine classical tradition. As Boris will know from Herodotus, the Persians only passed laws if they came to the same view after they had been debated twice: once sober and once pissed.

tomharrisonsta: Herodotus, in my experience, is so rich in insights on human life, human blindness, the environment, and so so much else that you can ask questions of the helpline about the contemporary world too!

BrittaAger: Hey, Herodotus Helpline, tell me about your Youtube channel! HH: "Concerning the origins of the internet, the Americans say that in the 1960s, they began to research how to connect computers..."

withnaile: Cresser also shows a real knack for sharing the inner lives of his characters, allowing them to develop, warts and all, with resolution and reflection coming in captivating ways

HdtHelpline: The Herodotus Helpline is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new website!

patrickjane3169: The Invention of History: Herodotus and Thucydides

GreeksAncient: The legend that Thucydides heard Herodotus recite when he was a boy, was a fiction. Diodorus reports that Thucydides, who was with his father Olorus, was moved to tears when he heard the recitation. Thucydides who was a critic of Herodotus, is the only one who can tell the story.

moominmartha: me trying to translate Herodotus

DoormanForCats: You've heard of Plutarch and Herodotus, right? Scaliger really lucked out finding their original works moldering away in forgotten libraries. His copies became widely circulated, but sadly the originals were lost, hmm!

count_yagihige: Herodotus was right.

TeamTurner18: 'Controlling the mob' has been with us since man became 'civilized' and took notes... Thucydides, Pericles et Al... There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob. Herodotus

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

tonyfuo: Egypt is the gift of the Nile, the historian Herodotus B.C. from Egypt with love

Prince_Zaleski: According to Herodotus, Sisamnes was a corrupt judge under Cambyses II of Persia. He accepted a bribe and delivered an unjust verdict. As a result, the king had him arrested and flayed alive. His skin was then used to cover the seat in which his son would sit in judgment.

TurkishScience: Just came across this theory that the word cider derives from the town Side. A traditional German cider association member claims this and says that he found ciders earliest mention as "sidra" in Herodotus' works.

TurkishScience: He seems to be doing research for a Unesco heritage listing, but I can't judge, since a search in Herodotus' work gave me no results. It is however presented as a origin on several websites, apart from the older known etymology with Hebrew origin

PhilosClassica: “Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks” ― Herodotus

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

quot3bot: "Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal, while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before." ~ Herodotus

patrickjane3169: The Invention of History: Herodotus and Thucydides

JeffreyHarmon: Herodotus details in his "Histories" that the kings of Persia (including King Cyrus) would only drink water held in silver containers from their home river the Choaspes. Infants were often fed with a silver spoon in an effort to keep them as healthy as possible.

hhtuck: 4 of 5 stars to The Histories by Herodotus

quot3bot: "Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks." ~ Herodotus

RachelFromThryv: Cat goddess Bastet's ritual center was the city of Bubastis (“House of Bastet”) where, according to Herodotus (484-425 BCE), an enormous temple complex was built in her honor in the center of the city.

dinahspolly: This comic is a 10/10 because they keep talking about Herodotus and I love Herodotus

RylanGal: Read Ebook Delphi Complete Works of Herodotus (Illustrated) by Herodotus

myopiartny: “It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.” Herodotus

911b0t: "After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons." ~ Herodotus

byzantinepower: Herodotus in Histories IV reported a ritual that took place at a site inland of the Gulf of Gabes where two ethnic groups, the Machlyes & Ausees, lived.

Caput_LupinumSG: Need a tv series of the Histories of Herodotus

JeffGoins: “It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.” —Herodotus

anthonylvivian: y’all playin Herodotus w this library placement smh

msomegetsome: how Herodotus says Psammetichus thought historical linguistics work

kokolotti: i hate herodotus.

quotes__bot: Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. - Herodotus

PhilKlay: Herodotus on the Scythians: ‘they carry their houses with them and shoot with bows from horseback … their dwellings are on their wagons. How can they fail to be invincible and inaccessible for others?’

DogsDadBod: Herodotus is short for Herod of the United States

LegoRacers2: My favorite thing about marmots is that those living in northern Kashmir are known to dig up flecks of gold from the ground. Locals have collected this gold dust for millenia. Through a mistranslation from Persian, this is probably the origin of Herodotus' famous gold-digging ant

ElenaHaskins: Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

FKittlerbot: It was the passion of all writing was in the immortal words of Herodotus nothing swifter on earth daughter.

patrickjane3169: The Invention of History: Herodotus and Thucydides

StrangerJosh11: "The cities that were formerly great, have most of them become insignificant, and such as are at present powerful, were weak in olden times. I shall therefore discourse equally of both, convinced that human happiness never continues long in one stay." Herodotus

PeterGainsford: Herodotus puts 'Europe' in northern Greece/Thrace. He talks of people travelling via 'Europe' from the Hellespont to Greece. This is supported by ancient placenames. There were two towns named 'Europos' in Macedonia, another in Thessaly, and a river Europos in Thessaly. 7/10

Judsonlal: Herodotus: the Persian skulls are so fragile that if you throw a pebble it will pierce them, but a bowl of stone will hardly crack the Egyptian skulls. Why? Because the Egyptians shave their heads (3.12). Want a strong skull? You know what to do

PeterGainsford: Herodotus links 'Asia' to Lydia, a kingdom in western Anatolia; Homer puts 'Asia' on the banks of the river Kaystros (the Küçük Menderes). That is, it seems 'Asia' was once an even smaller region, in the Lydian heartland around Sardis. 9/10

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

KDandLex: Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Herodotus KDLEX BENEFITCONCERT

ScarlettMcMast3: Herodotus' Histories (FULL Audiobook) - book (1 of 3)

Civ4TechQuotesE: "A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king." - Herodotus

Histos2: Not exactly new but perhaps of interest to Histos readers in the Oxford Handbook to Ancient Nubia: S. Burstein, 'Greek and Roman Views of Ancient Nubia', with discussion of Herodotus, Diodorus and others:

PhilosClassica: “No one should be so foolish to prefer war to peace, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.” ― Herodotus, The Histories

bigcaesers: herodotus gang for life

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

UofApocrypha: 260C DIS Supervised Teaching of Sociocultural Herodotus

mental_floss: According to Herodotus—known as "the Father of History" as well as "the Father of Lies"—the ancient world was a very weird place.

Ereflow2: “Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use.” — Herodotus // You’re a fighter. You are prepared to go to the final bell. But your business needs more than your fighting ability; it needs the wisdom of your corner men to direct you round by round. We’re good cornermen.

SolanaSultan: His temple, the famous ziggurat described by Herodotus, is considered the model for the biblical Tower of Babel.

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walterfast: I just found out this quote is actually attributed to Herodotus (484 BC-425 BC), I just saw it here lol

_MatthewCrocker: “For no one is so senseless as to choose of his own will war rather than peace, since in peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.” - Herodotus

FKittlerbot: And the passion of all writing was in the immortal words of Herodotus nothing swifter on earth than technology.

Historycourses: 479 - The early Greek tragedian, Phrynicus, wrote a tragedy called "The Fall of Miletus", which commemorated the recent destruction of that Athenian colony by the Persians. According to Herodotus, the whole theater began weeping in sorrow and Phrynicus...

humyst: New findings on Pyramids: 'The .. pyramid was made not by large teams of ruthlessly exploited, unpaid slaves, as seminally proposed by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, but by a relatively small, “highly skilled, well-rewarded workforce.”'

broom_error: Everything in Herodotus actually happened

Kirabofortunate: Guys in classical Greece never cared where Aristotle or Herodotus got his ideas. They knew they had thoughts. But guys today!! We cannot think anymore because a Tom around the corner has the same thoughts and has got the chance to write them. so you must cite him!

laylahassanbot: He's not Homer. Herodotus was the first recorded historian, so there's a lost more truth in that text than you think. I mean, what better way is there of finding Isu artifacts than by trusting in the guy who claimed to meet an actual descendant?

SumerianHittite: Herodotus provides a graphic description of the temple of Bel (Marduk), the dominant feature of the city on what was then the east bank of the Euphrates

reemasabrina: but also the ancient Greek conceptualization of Africa just fascinates me (the world according to Herodotus)

LindyFit: Egyptians' skulls thickened by direct sun exposure (Herodotus)

patrickjane3169: The Invention of History: Herodotus and Thucydides

nova_Corpse: no man ever watches the same tv show twice for it is not the same tv show and he is no longer the same man - herodotus after Netflix

ImranAK91: But Nagas in Kashmir dont appear in records by ancient historians (Strabo and Herodotus). In Inscription of Naga folklore itself Kashmir is not mentioned. Professor Shafi says, 'The Nagas and Picasas are product of fantasy of the Elite Brahmans.' 4/10

Megillus: Herodotus (2.49) - Melampus / The one who introduced the Greeks to Dionysus

AdverbReclaimer: I have a monitor attached to my heart, the second it stops my Twitter password gets sent out to 5 different posters who get to post on my account. Much like the 10,000 Persian Immortals described by Herodotus as soon as I die a new warrior steps into my place.

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

Histos2: New and perhaps of interest in the latest Classical Philology (117.1): R. Zelnick-Abramovitz, 'The Verb Katalegein in Herodotus: Homeric Influence and the Writing Of History':

MarkdeJager: "[Xerxes] was very angry and commanded that the Hellespont be whipped with three hundred lashes ... He commanded them while they whipped to utter words outlandish and presumptuous, 'Bitter water, our master thus punishes you.'" (Herodotus, Hist. VII.35)

CindyMalina: and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused

softestpunk: It's been several days and I'm still thinking about Herodotus's ants the size of foxes and predatory birds from which cinnamon is harvested

ladette_M: The Histories by Herodotus ⭐⭐⭐

FKittlerbot: In classical times There was in the immortal words of Herodotus nothing swifter on earth than the love.

CamilSanc: “Questions about the distinction between truth and fable are probably as old as writing itself. The Greek Herodotus -a pioneer of history writing in the fifth century BC (…) - has been dubbed both the “father of history” and the “father of lies”.

KalkhasTheSeer: Before it was discovered in 2000, Heracleion was almost forgotten and reduced to a handful of inscriptions and phrases from the ancient texts of Strabo and Diodorus. Herodotus wrote of a great temple that was built where the mythical Heracles first stepped into Egypt.

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