Unformatted text preview: (Herodotus 603). By this, Cyrus brings to light the conflict between the east and west, pointing out that only in peacetime will “fine fruits”—symbolic elixirs of life—flourish; for the nations who make war, those who utilize their “good soldiers”, it is not possible to have such a quality of life. This stance, given on the final page of the text, consummates Herodotus’ most salient point as introduced on the first page: that it is his purpose in writing history to tell “why . . . two peoples fought with each other” (Herodotus 3). Works Cited Herodotus. The Histories . Trans. Aubrey de Sélincourt. New York: Penguin Books, 1954....
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