The Histories of Herodotus Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

The Histories of Herodotus
A review and analysis of Herodotus' "Histories".
# 61616 | 1,110 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 16, 2005 in History (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis)

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This paper summarizes Herodotus' work which chronicles the historical aspects of ancient Greece, Egypt and other regions of Asia Minor. The paper discusses the myths Herodotus chose to focus on, which were viewed as a historical truth in his time. It also looks at the leaders, the cultures and the wars that Herodotus detailed and explains why the work still has value today.

From the Paper:

"Following this, Herodotus examines the activities and consequences of more recent historical myths associated with the cultures of the Lydians, the Egyptians, the Scythians and the Persians, all of which are interspersed with so-called dialogue spoken by the leading figures of these cultures. However, Herodotus' ability to separate fact from fiction was hampered to a great degree by not having access to any major primary sources, thus making it difficult to determine which narrative was based on actual events and which was pure mythology. "

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