Herodotus's Voyages In The History Of Assyria

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Despite the fact that Herodotus makes reference to an anticipated history of Assyria, his just known work is the History. This early composition work consolidates individual investigation into the geology, ethnology, and myths of Asia Minor with an endeavor, in Herodotus ' own particular words, to record "those extraordinary and awesome deeds, showed by both Greeks and savages" and to discover the reason for the Greco-Persian battle. A great part of the topographical and ethnographical portrayal in the History is the aftereffect of Herodotus ' own voyages; yet he likewise draws widely and trustingly on the breathtaking records of storytellers. Isolated into nine books, the History is composed in an open, recounted style with numerous stimulating diversions. In Book I Herodotus starts his quest for the reasons for the Persian Wars: the Persian victory of Lydia, the tale of Croesus and Cyrus, and the wars in the middle of Cyrus and the Assyrians and Massagetae. Book II is given to Egypt; to some extent one Herodotus gives a point by point depiction of the Nile valley, and to a limited extent two a past filled with the Egyptian lords. In Book III he depicts the Persian King Cambyses and the Persian attack of Egypt. Book IV, while exceptionally digressive, concentrates on Scythian and Libyan geology and history, including a record of the Persian King Darius ' military campaigns to Thrace, Scythia and Libya. In Book V Herodotus depicts various military crusades in the Ionian
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