ACLC 2-6 - ACLC 2/6/08 Herodotus: First historian Io: Greek...

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ACLC 2/6/08 Herodotus: First historian - Io: Greek women forced into Egypt - Europa: Eastern princess who is raped by Zeus and taken to Crete. - Medea - Helen of Troy - History: an objective analytical account of the past that examines an earlier era or series of events by evaluating a wide array of sources. - Herodotus includes ethical commentaries in his historical writings. Herodotus: The Histories - Book 1 o First Paragraph “…setting forth my history…” Inquiry or research. “…time may not draw the color…” Time will not alter our understandings of what man have done. “…Greeks and barbarians…” People who spoke Greek and people who did not. “…the reason why they fought one another.” Why did they fight? More than just politics. Goes to find out belief structures of barbarians. - Subject of history: enmity of Greeks and Barbarians o Origins of enmity stretch back into beginning of the civilized world. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ACLC 110 taught by Professor Dangremmler during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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ACLC 2-6 - ACLC 2/6/08 Herodotus: First historian Io: Greek...

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