The Construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza according to Herodotus Der Bau der Cheops Pyramide nach Herodot

Herodotus described two different construction methods. Based on the arguments put forward here, one cannot assume that any of these methods was handed down ...

Author: Hartwig Munt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732218950

Category: History

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For centuries, man has puzzled over the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. How was it possible to break up, process and transport a total of 6 million tonnes of heavy stones, making up a total of 2.3 million cubic metres of stone, and putting them together to make a structure of such dimensions during the reign of just one pharaoh 4500 years ago? These technical questions will be physically answered in this paper with reference to relevant archaeological and Egyptological scientific knowledge. The Greek historian Herodotus passed on the key to the wonder of pyramid construction, according to which the Egyptian pyramids were built with “machines" made of "wooden pieces". The paper at hand is the first that manages to reconstruct the machines described by Herodotus. The technique was mathematically proven and tested on a 1:5 scale model. Seit Jahrtausenden rätselt die Menschheit über den Bau der Cheops-Pyramide. Wie war es vor 4500 Jahren möglich, die zusammengenommen 6 Millionen Tonnen schweren Steinmassen aus 2,3 Millionen Kubikmetern Stein in der Spanne der Regierungszeit eines Pharaos zu brechen, zu bearbeiten, zu transportieren und zu einem Bauwerk diesen Ausmaßes zusammenzufügen? Diese technischen Fragen werden in der vorliegenden Arbeit unter Anknüpfung an die einschlägigen archäologischen und ägyptologischen Erkenntnisse der Wissenschaft physikalisch gelöst. Den Schlüssel für das Wunder des Pyramidenbaus hat uns der griechische Geschichtsschreiber Herodot überliefert. Danach wurden die ägyptischen Pyramiden mit „Maschinen“ aus „Holzstücken“ gebaut. Mit der vorliegenden Arbeit gelingt es erstmalig, die von Herodot überlieferten Geräte zu rekonstruieren. Das Verfahren wurde am Modell im Maßstab 1:5 erprobt und mathematisch bewiesen.
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Herodotus Histories I

This edition contains an introduction, text and annotation on matters of language and content. There is also an explanatory index of historical and geographical names.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 1853996289

Category: History

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Book I of the "Histories" provides a particularly good illustration of the discursiveness and diversity of Herodotus' materials and of the ingenuity with which he develops his narrative and welds it into an artistic whole. Here he deals first with the distant mythological and then in greater detail with more recent history of Greek relations with the Near East, in an attempt to explain the origin of the quarrels between east and west which formed the background to the Persian Wars. This edition contains an introduction, text and annotation on matters of language and content. There is also an explanatory index of historical and geographical names.
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The Histories

Originally published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Author: Herodotus,

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199535668

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Originally published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
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The Historical Method of Herodotus

They failed , Herodotus believes , in part because their attempt disregarded proper realms and boundaries . Herodotus has oracular testimony to argue ...

Author: Donald Lateiner

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802057934

Category: History

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Herodotus was the first writer in the West to conceive the value of creating a record of the recent past. He found a way to co-ordinate the often conflicting data of history, ethnology, and culture. The Historical Method of Herodotus explores the intellectual habits and the literary principles of this pioneer writer of prose. Donald Lateiner argues, against the perception that Herodotus' work seems amorphous and ill organized, that the Histories contain their own definition of historical significance. He examines patterns of presentation and literary structure in narratives, speeches, and direct communications to the reader, in short, the conventions and rhetoric of history as Herodotus created it. This rhetoric includes the use of recurring themes, the relation of speech to reported actions, indications of doubt, stylistic idiosyncrasies, frequent reference to nonverbal behaviours, and strategies of opening and ending. Lateiner shows how Herodotus sometimes suppresses information on principle and sometimes compels the reader to choose among contending versions of events. His inventories of Herodotus' methods allow the reader to focus on typical practice, not misleading exception. In his analysis of the structuring concepts of the Histories, Lateiner scrutinizes Herodotean time and chronology. He considers the historian's admiration for ethnic freedom and autonomy, the rule of law, and the positive values of conflict. Despite these apparent biases, he argues, the text's intellectual and moral preferences present a generally cool and detached account from which an authorial personality rarely emerges. The Historical Method of Herodotus illuminates the idiosyncrasies and ambitious nature of a major text in classics and the Western tradition and touches on aspects of historiography, ancient history, rhetoric, and the history of ideas.
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Herodotus and His World

10 Why Did Herodotus not Mention the Hanging Gardens of Babylon ? STEPHANIE DALLEY In 1883 , early in the days of deciphering cuneiform inscriptions ...

Author: Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University and Fellow Robert Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199253749

Category: History

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This collection of essays illuminates Herodotus and the world in which he wrote.
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Herodotus

Herodotus. ber was this : they drew up in one place a body of ten thousand men ; making these stand together as comof the western districts : and that an ...

Author: Herodotus

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ISBN: UIUC:30112102003495

Category: Greece

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Reading Herodotus

A Study of the Logoi in Book 5 of Herodotus' Histories Elizabeth Irwin, Emily Greenwood. fell into the hands of the Ionian rebels, he lists Coes as 'the one ...

Author: Elizabeth Irwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139466745

Category: History

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Reading Herodotus is a 2007 text which represented a departure in Herodotean scholarship: it was the first multi-authored collection of scholarly essays to focus on a single book of Herodotus' Histories. Each chapter studies a separate logos in Book 5 and pursues two closely related lines of inquiry: first, to propose an individual thesis about the political, historical, and cultural significance of the subjects that Herodotus treats in Book 5, and second, to analyze the connections and continuities between its logos and the overarching structure of Herodotus' narrative. This collection of twelve essays by internationally renowned scholars represents an important contribution to scholarship on Herodotus and will serve as an essential research tool for all those interested in Book 5 of the Histories, the interpretation of Herodotean narrative, and the historiography of the Ionian Revolt.
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The History of Herodotus

A New English Version, Ed. with Copious Notes and Appendices, Illustrating the History and Geography of Herodotus, from the Most Recent Sources of ...

Author: Herodotus

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118195978

Category: Greece

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Travels with Herodotus

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to Czechoslovakia.

Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307548238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India – the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Kapuscinski describes his awakening to the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of new environments, and how the words of the Greek historiographer helped shape his own view of an increasingly globalized world. Written with supreme eloquence and a constant eye to the global undercurrents that have shaped the last half-century, Travels with Herodotus is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents.
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Herodotus

Jeanne Bendick's lucid text, humorous illustrations and helpful maps entertain and instruct as they open the way for readers young and old to once again join Herodotus . . . on the road to history.

Author: Jeanne Bendick

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: 9781932350203

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Best-selling author Jeanne Bendick takes us for another informative—and amusing—journey into places and events of long ago. Herodotus and the Road to History, written in the first person, details the investigative journeys of Herodotus—a contemporary of the Old Testament prophet Malachi—as he takes ship from Greece and voyages to the limits of his own ancient world. His persistence, amidst disbelief and ridicule, in the self-appointed task of recording his discoveries as “histories” (the Greek word meaning “inquiry”), means that today we can still follow his expeditions into the wonder and mystery of Syria, Persia, Egypt and the “barbaric” north. Jeanne Bendick's lucid text, humorous illustrations and helpful maps entertain and instruct as they open the way for readers young and old to once again join Herodotus . . . on the road to history.
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The Landmark Herodotus

Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian ...

Author: Robert B. Strassler

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400031146

Category: Fiction

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Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.
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Herodotus Thalia Melpomene Terpsicore

Herodotus. but bigger than a fox . Some of these , taken by hunting , are preserved in the palace of the Persian monarch . Like the ants common in Greece ...

Author: Herodotus

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081596540

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Herodotus Volume 2

At the end of the account Herodotus leaves the jesting scribe's narrative as all he has to offer.63 Since it is rather unlikely that no one else in Egypt ...

Author: Rosaria Vignolo Munson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199587582

Category: History

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This second volume's selected essays look at the principles of Herodotus' research concerning the physical world in the light of traditional myth and the science of his times, and deal with the connections between travelling and storytelling, culture and gender, Hellenic and barbarian religions, and memory and ethnicity.
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Herodotus narrator scientist historian

301 Herodotus 2.124–134. 302 Herodotus 2.134.2. 303 Herodotus 2.134.3. 304 Herodotus 2.134.4. 305 Herodotus 2.135.1. 306 Aristotle fr.

Author: Ewen Bowie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110582109

Category: Literary Criticism

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Recently the importance for Herodotus' work of contemporary medical and sophistic thought and techniques of argument has been widely recognised, as long had been his dependence on and difference from earlier geographical and ethnographic writing. This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border on myth to the structuring of narrative by highlighting the life of objects, and addresses such fundamental issues as how he chooses between competing explanations and how far he valued truth. The book tackles many of the basic issues that confront any attempt to understand Herodotus' work.
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Notes on Herodotus

philosopher , remarking " that birds whose claws are hooked never drink , adds immediately , that Herodotus was ignorant of this fact , as in his account of ...

Author: Thomas Gaisford

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ISBN: OXFORD:590399629

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The Histories

Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140449086

Category: Fiction

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Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia.
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Herodotus Histories

II HERODOTUS TEXTS, COMMENTARIES, AND Bowie Flower and Marincola Herodotea Hornblower H/W Holland Hude Legrand Macan Nenci Rosén Scott de Sélincourt ...

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108546836

Category: History

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Book VI of the Histories is one of Herodotus' most varied books, beginning with the final collapse of the Ionian Revolt and moving on to the Athenian triumph at Marathon (490 BC); it also includes fascinating material on Sparta, full of court intrigue and culminating in Kleomenes' grisly death, and there is comedy too, with Alkmeon's cramming clothes, boots, and even cheeks with gold dust, then Hippokleides 'dancing away his marriage'. In Herodotus' time, Marathon was already reaching almost legendary status, commemorated in epigrams and monuments, and in this edition a substantial introduction discusses Herodotus' relation to these other memorials. It also explores the place of the book in the Histories' overall structure, and pays particular attention to Herodotus' treatment of impiety. A new text is then accompanied by a full commentary, covering literary and historical aspects and offering help with translation. The volume is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars.
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Herodotus Book II Introduction

Again, he asserts that Herodotus must have left Egypt by the time the waters returned to their bed : 41 1. The description of Memphis (II, 99) suggests that ...

Author: Alan. B LLoyd

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004295094

Category: Social Science

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Notes on Herodotus

Historical and Critical Remarks on the Nine Books of the History of Herodotus, with a Chronological Table Pierre-Henri Larcher.

Author: Pierre-Henri Larcher

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ISBN: UCI:31970004628662

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