literary response to Herodotus

literary response to Herodotus - Frank Garcia Sharon Fulton...

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Frank Garcia October 6, 2010 Sharon Fulton Lit Hum Literary Response Herodotus - The Histories In response to: The Histories Book II: ch 33-34 (Two small paragraphs discussing the Nile) In these two books he discusses the position of the Nile. He has a very interesting way of positioning the Nile according to his understanding of the world. It seems to be that he sees a sort of symmetry and equivalence between the continents, and parts of the world. His reasoning for positioning the Nile where he does is because of his knowledge and understanding of his part of the world. He says “ since we may draw on the familiar to understand the unknown,” meaning that he takes knowledge of geography that he has from his part of the world and applies it to the parts of the world that are unknown and unexplored to him. A very interesting word in that phrase is the word “since.” Using that word makes it sound like it is typical, and accepted to use the kind of reasoning he is using. The way he uses “since” in the sentence is the same way you
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