Ancient Empires of the East: Herodotos I–III by Archibald Henry Sayce (editor) PDF

By Archibald Henry Sayce (editor)

Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933) was once an influential orientalist and philologist. He used to be a pioneering Assyriologist and released generally at the historical past, faith, and literature of the Babylonian and Assyrian peoples. In 1891 he turned Professor of Assyriology at Oxford college. the traditional Empires of the East (1883) is Sayce's version, 'with Notes, Introductions and Appendices', of the 1st 3 books of The Histories by means of the fifth-century Greek historian Herodotus, which specialize in Egypt and Persia. In his preface Sayce states that because the box of oriental stories is 'growing day-to-day' it's the objective of his version to 'take inventory of our current wisdom' and 'see precisely what's the aspect to which our researches have introduced us'. even if his translation of Herodotus used to be criticised on e-book as a result of inaccuracies, Sayce's acceptance as an exceptional populariser of oriental philology, historical past and tradition remained intact.

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15, Od. ero "was 2Z. 14, 35), TrpoKariiuv (i. 14, 2Z. 2, 463), dissolved" (iii. 16, II. 7, 316), i;e

128, Od. 21, 231), 7Z. 3, 146), dwoBifuov iroiTJo-ai (vii. 168, aiupl with the dative (i. , Od. 4, II. 14, 261), (to 7^/>aos oi55VT)ro Od. 7, 102 ; II. 1, 464), dplffrovs SiaKpiSov (i. 168, Od. 1 rfKlov (iv. 53, /Z. 12, 103), ebpyee (i. 127, H. 3, foaroXds (i. 201; cp. 27. 12, 209 ; Od. 13, 351), iruppd^erai (vi. 61, CM. 15, 444), 240), oho? dvrJKt (juv) (i. 213, II.

JDiahkt, p. 32 ; Stein, Herodotos, p. ; Bredow, Quasstumum criticarum de dial. , p. 218. xxxviii INTRODUCTION. and y, not iy, is met with at Halikarnassos. Here, too", wefindOTTOV, not OKOV, which suggests that the labial found in Homer is not due to Attic influence, and that the guttural of Herodotos did not come from the dialect spoken in his birthplace. This raises the question whether we are justified in correcting the text of Herodotos in accordance with the evidence of the Ionic inscriptions of his age.

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