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Herodotus

Autor/a de Història

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Herodotus was the inventor of universal history. Often called the Father of History, his histories are divided into nine books named after the nine muses. A native of Halicarnassus on the coast of Asia Minor (modern Bodrum, Turkey), he traveled extensively, writing lively descriptions of the lands mostra'n més he saw and the peoples he encountered. Herodotus set out to relate the story of the conflict of the Greeks of his own time against the "barbarian" Asiatic empire of Achaemenid Persia. His long narrative, titled by modern convention The Histories, begins with the earliest traditions he believed reliable. It ends with a highly colored account of the defeat of the Persian emperor Xerxes and his immense army of slaves by a much smaller number of Greeks fighting to preserve their freedom. Herodotus wrote history, but his methods and assumptions were not those of a modern historian, and his work was unjustly rejected by his successor Thucydides as factually highly unreliable and full of inappropriate romance. By his own admission, Herodotus retold the stories of other peoples without necessarily believing them all. This allowed him total artistic freedom and control to create a picture of the world that corresponded entirely to his own view of it. The result is a picture of Herodotus's world that is also a picture of his mind and, therefore, of many other Greek minds during the period known as "late Archaic." During this period, the Greek mind was dominated by reason, the domain of the first philosophers and the observant and thoughtful medical theorists of the Hippocratic school. Traditional beliefs in the gods of Homer and in their Oracles, especially the Oracle at Delphi, also dominated during this period. The literary genius of Herodotus consisted in the art of the storyteller. The stories he chose to tell, and the order in which he told them, provide his readers with a total view of his world and the way in which the will of the gods and the ambitions of humans interacted to produce what is known as history. For this reason the ancient critic Longinus justly called Herodotus "the most Homeric of all authors." Like Homer, Herodotus strove to understand the world theologically---a goal that makes his work difficult for the reader to understand at first. But, in place of Homer's divine inspiration, Herodotus used his eyes and ears and wrote not poetry but prose. Rejecting what is commonly known as myth, he accepted instead "oral tradition" about remembered events. For example, although he believed that the Trojan War had been fought, he could not investigate it beyond what the poets had said. In his view this "ancient history" of the Greeks and the peoples of Asia was not like contemporary history, because the heroes of old who had created it were beings of a different and superior order who had had a different, direct, and personal relationship with the gods. In recognizing this distinction, Herodotus defined for all time the limits of the historian's discipline. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Roman copy of a Greek original of the early 4th century BC,
Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy
(Credit: Marie Lan-Nguyen, 2006)

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Obres de Herodotus

Història (0420) 10,059 exemplars
The Persian Wars (0425) 454 exemplars
Herodoti Historiae Libri I-IV (0425) 292 exemplars
Herodoti Historiae Libri V-IX (1915) — Autor — 148 exemplars
Madness of Cambyses (1600) 146 exemplars
Història. Llibre I (1909) 126 exemplars
The Histories (Books 5 to 9) (0425) 121 exemplars
The Histories (1998) 104 exemplars
An Account of Egypt (0430) 91 exemplars
Historiae 8: Urania (1970) 63 exemplars
The Struggle for Greece (1900) 48 exemplars
Herodoti Historiae (1997) 44 exemplars
The Histories (Books 1 to 4) (1985) 43 exemplars
Historia. Libros V-VI (1988) 38 exemplars
Historiae 3: Thalia (1977) 36 exemplars
Historiae 7: Polymnia (1994) 34 exemplars
Hérodote - Thucydide : Oeuvres (1964) 32 exemplars
Historiae 6: Erato (1896) 30 exemplars
Herodotus (1868) 25 exemplars
The Penguin Herodotus (1941) 23 exemplars
Complete Works of Herodotus (2013) 19 exemplars
Herodotus, book II (1959) 18 exemplars
Història. Llibre II (2009) 18 exemplars
Historiae 2: Euterpe (1978) 13 exemplars
L'enquête 13 exemplars
Historiae 5: Terpsichore (1977) 13 exemplars
Zeer korte verhalen (1987) 11 exemplars
Tarih (2006) 11 exemplars
The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories Volumes 1 & 2 (1940) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Historiae 4: Melpomene (1978) 9 exemplars
Veertig verhalen (1998) 9 exemplars
Història : Llibres I-III (1988) 9 exemplars
Le storie di Erodoto (1992) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Història. II (2009) 8 exemplars
HISTORIA V. Libros VIII-IX (2006) 7 exemplars
A görög - perzsa háború (1989) 6 exemplars
Herodotos, Volume 4 6 exemplars
HISTORIA IV . Libro VII (2011) 5 exemplars
A Batalha das Termópilas (2007) 5 exemplars
Storie vol. II Libri 5-9 (2007) 5 exemplars
L' ||Egypte : histoires (2010) 5 exemplars
The History (2010) 4 exemplars
Historia. Vol. 4, Libro VII (1977) 4 exemplars
Herodotus Book 1 (1986) 4 exemplars
Historia : el Egipto antiguo (1901) 4 exemplars
Herodot i udvalg (1983) 4 exemplars
Histórias - Livro I (2007) 3 exemplars
El club del hachís (1999) 3 exemplars
Histories. Book VI (2017) 3 exemplars
Herodots Historie 1 3 exemplars
Història. II 3 exemplars
Història. I 3 exemplars
Historia 3 exemplars
Historias: Euterpe - Livro 2 (2016) 3 exemplars
Historiae: Libri V-IX (1962) 3 exemplars
Storici greci (1993) 3 exemplars
Historias (1990) 2 exemplars
Erodoto e Tucidide 2 exemplars
Història III 2 exemplars
Historiarum Libri ix (2010) 2 exemplars
Landmark Herodotus 2 exemplars
2: Libri 5.-9. (1998) 2 exemplars
The Persian Wars 2 exemplars
The History 2 exemplars
Herodotos (2012) 2 exemplars
Herodots Historie 2 2 exemplars
Historias - Livro VI (2007) 2 exemplars
Histórias. Tália - Livro III (2017) 2 exemplars
Història, volum II 2 exemplars
Navorsingen een bloemlezing (1979) 2 exemplars
Història : llibres IV-VI (2003) 2 exemplars
Histoires 2 exemplars
Dějiny 2 exemplars
Return to Atlantis (1992) 2 exemplars
Loeb: Herodotus (4 vols.) (1971) 2 exemplars
Història (2001) 2 exemplars
Histoires, tome 2 2 exemplars
Història (2000) 2 exemplars
Historia IV 1 exemplars
História (Portuguese Edition) (2013) 1 exemplars
Historias II 1 exemplars
Historias I 1 exemplars
Historia I 1 exemplars
Historia V 1 exemplars
Historia III 1 exemplars
Historia II 1 exemplars
Herodotos' historia 1 exemplars
HISTORIATEOS 2 1 exemplars
Heredot Tarihi 1 exemplars
Herodotos 1 exemplars
Histoire. Tome II 1 exemplars
Histoire. Tome I 1 exemplars
Historiens grecs 1 exemplars
Découverte du Monde (1996) 1 exemplars
Stories of the Persian wars (2010) 1 exemplars
Libri I, II 1 exemplars
Historias III [Historiae] (1984) 1 exemplars
História 1 exemplars
Historia. Libro I, Clío (2010) 1 exemplars
Historias (1977) 1 exemplars
Historiarum libri 1 exemplars
Historias 1 exemplars
HISTORITE 1 exemplars
Zgodbe (2006) 1 exemplars
Ιστορία 1 exemplars
Antología de historia griega (1983) 1 exemplars
ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ 1 exemplars
Histoires, tome 1 : Clio (1932) 1 exemplars
Ουρανία 1 exemplars
Καλλιό 1 exemplars
Dzieje. [T.] 2 1 exemplars
Historia. Libros III-V (2020) 1 exemplars
Historia. Libros VI-VII (2021) 1 exemplars
Dzieje. [T.] 1 1 exemplars
Història 1 exemplars
Herodotos historia 1 exemplars
Le Storie, voll. 2 1 exemplars
Historien . Erster Band (1974) 1 exemplars
Auswahl aus Herodot. (1948) 1 exemplars
Història, vol. III 1 exemplars
Herodotus, VII 1 exemplars
Jude the Obscure 1 exemplars
Antologia erodotea 1 exemplars
Herodotos erklärt 1 exemplars
Famous Travels and Voyages (1937) 1 exemplars
Book IX 1 exemplars
Book VIII 1 exemplars
Herodotus - 2 1 exemplars
Herodotus - 1 1 exemplars
Histories. Book 1 (2022) 1 exemplars
Herodotus Bk I, 1 exemplars
Le Storie. Libro IX 1 exemplars
Herodotus Bk. III 1 exemplars
Book VI: Erato (1959) 1 exemplars
Herodot (2010) 1 exemplars
Das Geschichtswerk, 2 Bände (1985) 1 exemplars
HERODOTUS THE HISTORIES (1972) 1 exemplars
Dějiny 1 exemplars
Historiae 1 exemplars
Herodotus Book I 1 exemplars
Book VIII (1993) 1 exemplars
Le storie - vol. 6 1 exemplars
Le storie - vol. 5 1 exemplars
Le storie - vol. 4 1 exemplars
Le storie - vol. 3 1 exemplars
Le storie - vol. 2 1 exemplars
Storie vol I 1 exemplars
Storie volume II 1 exemplars
Muzen 1 exemplars
Le Guerre Persiane 1 exemplars
Historien. Buch 3 (2007) 1 exemplars
Index analitique 1 exemplars
Història, vol. VI 1 exemplars
˜Les œbarbares (2015) 1 exemplars
Historias. V. 1 1 exemplars
Història, vol. IX 1 exemplars
Història, vol. VII 1 exemplars
Història, vol. V 1 exemplars
Història I (2000) 1 exemplars
Història, vol. IV 1 exemplars
Història (VII) (2010) 1 exemplars
Història (VI) (2009) 1 exemplars
Història IX 1 exemplars
Història VIII 1 exemplars
Història V 1 exemplars
Història IV 1 exemplars
Història II 1 exemplars
The Greek Histories (2017) 1 exemplars
History: Vol 1 1 exemplars
Great Books 6 1 exemplars
History: Vol 2 1 exemplars
Introduction 1 exemplars
Le storie libro IX 1 exemplars
Herodotus VIII 1 exemplars
STORIE LIBRO I° 1 exemplars
L'anello di Policrate. (2009) 1 exemplars
Histtory (2 Vols) 1 exemplars
Storie. Volume 4 1 exemplars
Storie. Volume 3 1 exemplars
Il regno di Creso 1 exemplars
Il Nilo 1 exemplars
Elder-God Conspiracy (1988) 1 exemplars

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The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
Classic Travel Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
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Komt een Griek bij de dokter humor in de oudheid (2007) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
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Pause to Wonder: Stories of the Marvelous , Mysterious and Strange (1944) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Selections from Greek Historians (1878) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Stories from Herodotus (1965) — Story — 9 exemplars
The Realm of the Impossible (2017) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Griekse geschiedschrijvers (1951) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Ewiges Ãgypten (1962) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Égypte — Redactor/compositor — 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Ήρόδοτος Άλικαρνάσσεως
Altres noms
Herodotos
Data de naixement
484 BCE (circa)
Data de defunció
425 BCE (circa)
Lloc d'enterrament
Thurii
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Ancient Greece
Persian Empire
País (per posar en el mapa)
Greece
Turkey
Lloc de naixement
Halicarnassus
Lloc de defunció
Thurii
Llocs de residència
Halicarnassus
Athens
Thurii
Professions
historian

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Carolyn Higbie Contributor
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Michael A. Flower Contributor
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Donald Lateiner Contributor
George L. Cawkwell Contributor
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Estadístiques

Obres
617
També de
26
Membres
16,779
Popularitat
#1,339
Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
156
ISBN
586
Llengües
23
Preferit
57

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