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Channa Bao Literature Humanities Notes Monday, October 01, 2007 Herodotus is considered the “father of history” a) He attempted to record events as objectively as possible. b) However, he also makes it clear that what he writes is based on what he personally experienced. c) “Historia:” open-eyed inquiry Does it make sense to read The Histories after the Iliad and the Odyssey? a) Herodotus puts the literary events in the Iliad and the Odyssey into a historical context. b) The events seem to be fall in place too well. c) Herodotus pokes fun at Homer Does Herodotus exhibit sympathies for certain people? Is he slightly biased? a) Herodotus gives both sides of the story b) At the same time, he leaves out certain pieces of information and also adds his personal viewpoints. Is the way Herodotus organized The Histories logical? How would we have written our own history of the 1990’s? a)
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUMA C1001 taught by Professor Armetta during the Fall '07 term at Columbia.

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