dromon
 
Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 07:49 pm
I hope that this thread is not "off topic" in this section of forum...
I would like to share with you my doubts about the "father's of History", Herodotus statement:
"War, is father of everything"
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boagie
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 10:32 pm
@dromon,
Smile
Actually I do not know anything about Herodotus accept from reading Schopenhauer, who stated if you read Herodotus you have read enough of history.
dromon
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 02:45 am
@boagie,
If you have time and interest:
FORDHAM.EDU
Herodotus of Halicarnassus
The Internet Classics Archive | The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
Herodotus: Book 7: Polymnia: 50
Khethil
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 06:01 am
@dromon,
I just got finished with Herodotus' "History". As it became 'due' in my reading routine, I dreaded it; but WOW, very nice perspective and well told. If anyone enjoys reading well-told 'stories of yore' I'd wholeheartedly recommend it.

(far better than Thucydides' History... in which the reader feels like a ping-pong ball in a clothes dryer... ugh).

And there's a mess of insightful quotes sprinkled throughout his writings. For those who enjoyed "300", in this you'll find insights far beyond what the movie represented.
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Labyrinth
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 02:25 am
@dromon,
dromon wrote:
I hope that this thread is not "off topic" in this section of forum...
I would like to share with you my doubts about the "father's of History", Herodotus statement:
"War, is father of everything"


Depending on his definition of war, the statement has at least some truth to it. There inevitably became certain individuals who were bigger, faster, and stronger who took what they wished from others by brute force. As a result, some fought back and got themselves killed. The more prudent ones gained strength in numbers and became the first to establish their "right" to keep what they owned. Can law and justice br traced from such events?

Its been a while since I read it, but I enjoyed Herodotus too.
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Pangloss
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 10:09 am
@dromon,
I read about half of that book at some point, and have been meaning to re-read the entire thing.

Probably one of my favorite stories from any ancient work I've ever read is the humorous anecdote found in Herodotus, about Hippocleides (excerpt found on the following site, in italics):

Run Tails, Run!: Hippocleides Doesn't Care
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GoshisDead
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2009 08:11 pm
@dromon,
dromon wrote:
I hope that this thread is not "off topic" in this section of forum...
I would like to share with you my doubts about the "father's of History", Herodotus statement:
"War, is father of everything"


So what exactly is your doubt?
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