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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 fruitssymbolic elixirs of lifeflourish; 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 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