Herodotus Bk 1: You need to focus on the relatively recent events of history, say 150 years ago as opposed to deep ancient history [aka, myth] if you're going to find causal relationships Croesus takes up conflict with Persia and losesa. At this time, it was "the age of Persia" by which Greeks were defining themselves. What else would he choose to write about? b. Croesus and Fall Media, Persia1. Egypt and Cambyses2. Egypt/ Ethiopia; Cambyses --> Darius3. Darius and S. Russia/N. Africa4. Persia --> Greech5. --> Marathon 490 "The new D-Day"6. 7-9 2nd Persian war 480/797. Histor-judges Kleos- the reputation the follows any warrior History: educating later generations Herodotus is writing himself into history Early local histories: none survive. They're just referred to later. Early history as military history Hectataeus of Miletos: genealogies of people theoretically descended from heroes Cracks in the narrative: successions of kings..except for one. What happened here?; the naked queen plot [palace coup]; --as a historian, he is trying to tease out all these surprising beginnings to ridiculousness Mon Sept 27, 2010 Monday, September 27, 2010 10:28 AM Greek History Page 1
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