An Account of EgyptReport as inadecuate

An Account of Egypt - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Download or read this book online for free in PDF: An Account of Egypt



Mon Apr 03 02:03:13 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of An Account of Egypt, by Herodotus This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: An Account of Egypt Author: Herodotus Translator: G.
Macaulay Release Date: February 25, 2006 [EBook #2131] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK AN ACCOUNT OF EGYPT *** Produced by John Bickers; Dagny; David Widger AN ACCOUNT OF EGYPT By Herodotus Translated By G.
Macaulay NOTE HERODOTUS was born at Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, in the early part of the fifth century, B.
Of his life we know almost nothing, except that he spent much of it traveling, to collect the material for his writings, and that he finally settled down at Thurii, in southern Italy, where his great work was composed.
He died in 424 B.
C. The subject of the history of Herodotus is the struggle between the Greeks and the barbarians, which he brings down to the battle of Mycale in 479 B.
The work, as we have it, is divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses, but this division is probably due to the Alexandrine grammarians.
His information he gathered mainly from oral sources, as he traveled through Asia Minor, down into Egypt, round the Black Sea, and into various parts of Greece and the neighboring countries.
The chronological narrative halts from time to time to give opportunity for descriptions of the country, the people, and their customs and previous history; and the political account is constantly varied by rare tales and wonders. Among these descriptions of countries the most fascinating to the modern, as it was to the ancient, reader is his account of the marvels of the land of Egypt.
From the priests at Memphis, Heliopolis, and the Egyptian Thebes h...

Related documents