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Unformatted text preview: After an answer like that, the wise thing would have been to send again to inquire which empire was meant, Cyrus or his own (Herodotus 43). Nevertheless, the foolish King of Lydia proceeded to invade great Persia, and the mighty empire that fell was his own. Such an example leads one to consider the absurdity of war and human conflict. Even when both parties know the outcome of their foolish and violent endeavors, they fight. These blunders in judgment are the points history attempts to make; through the mistakes of others are supposed to learn. And yet war is waged even today. I guess the leaders of our world today didnt read The Histories ; for them, apparently, human achievements [and human mistakes have] been forgotten in time (Herodotus 3). Works Cited Herodotus. The Histories . Trans. Aubrey de Slincourt. New York: Penguin Books, 1954....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GENS 145 taught by Professor Bormann during the Fall '07 term at Whitman.
- Fall '07