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The Histories

The Histories by Herodotus, translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt, 3/5

At its best, this fifth-century B.C. account of cultures and conflicts in the areas surrounding the Mediterranean tells epically ferocious tales of questionable veracity. 53 more words

Book Reviews

Das Kartenspiel - Es regnet

Am Abend des vierten Regentages entdeckte Anna ein Deck alter Spielkarten in der Kommode in ihrem Schlafzimmer. Sie hörte Daniel in der Küche hantieren und über die Ausstattung der Schränke fluchen wie schon an den anderen Abenden. 394 more words


Quote of the Day

Although he had plenty of troops, he did not have many men.



J: Just a Quick Note About Our God

I have been reading The Histories by Herodotus, translated of course. I’m not quite that good. ;) It is, by the way, quite an interesting book, about lots of things, including the fight between the Egyptians and Greeks over whose gods came first, ants that dig up gold, and, well, I’m only halfway through. 299 more words


Friendship: Herodotus, 5.24.3

“An intelligent and well-disposed friend is the finest of all possessions.”

κτημάτων πάντων ἐστὶ τιμιώτατον ἀνὴρ φίλος συνετός τε καὶ εὔνοος


Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Amazon, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈaməz(ə)n/
Etymology: < Latin Amazon < Greek Ἀμαζών

A race of female warriors alleged by Herodotus, etc. to exist in Scythia, an ancient tax haven.


Let's Set the Record Straight.

Hi all!

This is an odd one. I’ve wanted to write about history for a long time, but could never find the format (or indeed patience) to do so. 142 more words