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Historiën Herodotus Onno Damsté Het boek van de vader van de geschiedvorsing Het boek is vermoedelijk zo rond 430 voor Christus geschreven Vertaling in gemakkelijk leesbaar proza van het gehele werk van de Griekse geschiedschrijver c 485 c 425 v Chr Naast feiten besteedt hij veel aandacht aan de mens en zijn omgeving Een inleiding over de schrijver en zijn werk, duidelijke kaarten, uitvoerigeHet boek van de vader van de geschiedvorsing Het boek is vermoedelijk zo rond 430 voor Christus geschreven Vertaling in gemakkelijk leesbaar proza van het gehele werk van de Griekse geschiedschrijver c 485 c 425 v Chr Naast feiten besteedt hij veel aandacht aan de mens en zijn omgeving Een inleiding over de schrijver en zijn werk, duidelijke kaarten, uitvoerige aantekeningen en een namenregister maken dit werk voor een ieder die echt is geinteresseerd in de Griekse oudheid tot een prettig leesbaar geheel.Book I Clio Rulers of Lydia How Gyges took the kingdom from Candaules The singer Arion s ride on the dolphin Solon s answer to Cr sus s question Cr sus s his son Atys Cr sus s test of the oracles Oracle of Delphi s answer to Cr susPeisistratos as tyrant of Athens Rise of Sparta Cr sus s Cyrus II of Persia Rulers of the Medes Deioces rise over the Medes Astyages s attempt to destroy Cyrus Cyrus s rise to power Harpagus tricked his revenge against Astyages Persian culture History geography of the Ionians, Harpagus attacksPactyes the Lydians revolt Culture of Assyria Cyrus s attack on Babylon Cyrus s ill fated attack on the Massaget Book II Euterpe Statue of Hathor proof of Phrygian antiquity Geography of Egypt Speculations on the Nile river Teligious practices of Egypt as they differ from Greek Animals of Egypt Culture of Egypt Kings of Egypt Helen Paris stay in Egypt during the Trojan War More kings of Egypt The line of priests The Labyrinth More kings of Egypt Book III Thalia Ruins of PersepolisCambyses II s attack on Egypt Psammetichus III s defeat Cambyses s abortive attack on Ethiopia Madness of Cambyses Good fortune of Polycrates king of Samos Periander of Corinth Corcyra, his obstinate son Revolt of the two Magi the death of Cambyses Conspiracy of the seven to remove the Magi Rise of Darius I of Persia The twenty satrapies Culture of India their method of collecting gold Culture of Arabia their method of collecting spices The flooded valley with five gates Or tes of Sardis scheme against Polycrates The physician Democ des Rise of Syloson governor of Samos Revolt of Babylon its defeat by the scheme of Zopyrus Book IV Melpomene History of the Scythians The miraculous poet Aristeas Geography of Scythia Inhabitants of regions beyond Scythia A comparison of Libya Africa , Asia Europe Rivers of Scythia Culture of the Scythians Beginning of Darius attack on Scythia Brutal worship of Zalmoxis by the Getae Customs of the surrounding peoples Wooing of the s by the Scyths forming the Sauromatae Darius s failed attack on Scythia retreat Story of the Miny the founding of Cyrene Kings of Cyrene Peoples of Libya from east to west Revenge of Arcesilaus mother Pheretima Book V Terpsichore Attack on the Thracians by Megabazus Removal of the Paeonians to Asia Slaughter of the Persian envoys by Alexander I of Macedon Failed attack on the Naxians by Aristagoras of Miletus Revolt of Miletus against Persia Background of Spartan king Cleomenes I his brother Dorieus Description of the Persian Royal Road from Sardis to Susa Introduction of writing to Greece by the Phoenicians Freeing subsequent attacking of Athens by Sparta Reorganizing the Athenian tribes by Cleisthenes Attack on Athens by the Thebans Eginetans Backgrounds of the tyrants of Corinth Aristagoras requests for help from Sparta Athens Burning of Sardis Darius s vow for revenge Persia s attempts to quell the Ionian revolt Book VI Erato MiltiadesFleeing of Histiaeus to Chios Training of the Ionian fleet by Dionysius of Phocaea Abandonment of the Ionian fleet by the Samians Defeat of the Ionian fleet by the Persians Capture death of Histiaeus by Harpagus Invasion of Greece under Mardonius enslavement of Macedon Destruction of 300 ships in Mardonius fleet near Athos Darius order that Greeks provide him earth water Athenian request for assistance of Cleomenes of Sparta History behind Sparta having two kings Dethronement of Demaratus, the other king of Sparta Arrest of the traitors in Aegina by Cleomenes Leotychides Suicide of Cleomenes in a fit of madness Battle between Aegina Athens Taking of Eretria by the Persians Pheidippides s encounter with the god PanPlataean assistance history of their alliance with Athens Athenian win at the Battle of Marathon Spartans late arrival to assist Athens History of the Alcmaeonidae Death of Miltiades Book VII Polymnia Darius amassing of an army after learning of Marathon Quarrel about who should succeed Darius Xerxes is chosen Death of Darius in 486 BC Defeat of Egyptian rebels by Xerxes Advice given to Xerxes on invading Greece Dreams of Xerxes Preparations for war Offer by Pythius to Xerxes Pythius requests a son to stay home Xerxes rage Destruction rebuilding of the bridges at Abydos The siding with Persia of many Greek states Refusal of aid by Gelo of Syracuse by Crete Destruction of 400 Persian ships due to a storm Greek force led by Leonidas I sent to Thermopylae Battle of Thermopylae Secret pass divulged by Ephialtes of Trachis Retreat of all but the Spartans, Thespians ThebansGreek defeat Book VIII Urania Greek fleet is led by the Spartan Eurybiades Destruction by storm of 200 ships sent to block Greek escape Retreat of the Greek fleet after word of Thermopylae Supernatural rescue of Delphi from a Persian attack Evacuation of Athens assisted by the fleet Reinforcement of the Greek fleet at Salamis Island Destruction of Athens by the Persian land forceBattle of Salamis Description of the Angarum, the Persian riding post Artemisia, Persian woman commander, her council to Xerxes Vengeance of Hermotimus, Xerxes eunuch, against Panionius Attack on Andros by Themistocles Escape of Xerxes who leaves behind troops under Mardonius Ancestry of Alexander I of Macedon Refusal of Alexander s attempt for Persian alliance w Athens Book IX Calliope Second taking of an evacuated Athens Evacuation to Thebes by Mardonius Masistius slaying by the Athenians Warning from Alexander to the Greeks of impending attack Death of Mardonius by Aeimnestus Persian retreat to Thebes battle of Plataea Description dividing of the spoils Escape of Artabazus into Asia Persian defeat in Ionia by the Greek fleet Ionian revolt Masistes wife s mutilation ordered by Amestris, Xerxes wife Death of Masistes after his intent to rebel Athenian blockade of Sestos capture of Artayctes
Historiën Herodotus Onno Damsté