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Unformatted text preview: Medical and anthrological theorize about herodetouss time goes back to 5bce, treatise air water, it is a theory that the sythians and egyptions based upon the elements and this non-living stuff Egypt and sythia are inverse of each other Egypt it never rains, wisest, written records, soft culture, reverent of all men, most gods, most shrines, very civiliazed, power is centralized Sythia it always rains, barely civiliazed, hard culture, diffused, multiple, new culture, nomads, cold, could not be conquered Herodetous represents the greeks as a culture wit ha good balance Persians were about mixing and taking over people but they did it mainly for pleasure Defeat of cyrus by the macietai forshadows cryses failure In book nine s Hard vs soft culture Luxury vs poverty...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course DSSD 4432 taught by Professor Fdgdf during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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