Book 3: Cambyses’s campaign against Ethiopia and death in 522BC; rise of Darius I, his organization of the Persian empire Book 4: Darius’s conquests east (his wars against the Sathiins, which failed to subjugate them) and west (into North Africa) Book 5: Darius’s expansion into mainland Greece and Balkans; Ionian Revolt and fateful support Athens lent it Book 6: Darius’s revenge for that Athenian support, Marathon 490BC Books 7-9: 480-479BC: campaigns of Darius’s son Xerxes I: sea battle off Artemisium, Thermopylae, Salamis Bay, Plataea Thus we know relatively little about Herodotus as a person, and he tells us little more inA his work. But we can gain some knowledge of Herodotus the writer, his interests in people, places, myths, religions, cultures, languages. And in history itself, the term for winch discipline derives from Herodotus’s work.
For this first 5-page essay, choose ONE episode/account/story from below, consider where in the work it occurs, how it links to other parts of the work, and its broader implications (whether these are thematic, or historical, ethnographic, etc.). Consider his major themes and how this particular story links to others and the overall –I

































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