Herodotus Outline

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Herodotus Outline Ruijie Song Book 1 Ch. 1-140 Women-stealing by Greeks & Persians – Greek 'overreaction' in Helen's case – beginning of enmity. Gyges becomes king of Lydia War between Lydia and Miletus Arion's dolphin ride Croesus attacks Greeks Solon and Croesus discuss the meaning of happiness. The boar hunt and death of Croesus's son Power struggle in Athens – Croesus allies with Lacedaemon – attacks Persia – rejected contrary advice from Sandanis – he was defeated Croesus was spared (protected by Apollo) – made advisor to Cyrus Lydian customs Persian history – Dieoces becomes tyrant of Medes – Phraortes succeeds him – conquered Persia – killed in war against Assyrians – Cyaxares becomes king – even more warlike – killed Scythians – Astyages succeeds Astyages orders Cyrus, his own grandson, killed – Cyrus saved by herdsman Cyrus rebels against Astyages – succeeds and takes the throne. Ch. 178-216
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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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