Ancient Empires of the East: Herodotos I–III, 1st Edition by Archibald Henry Sayce (editor)

By Archibald Henry Sayce (editor)

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

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533, 544, 737. See Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod. i. 948). We now know that they were really the Hittites of Carchemish, who did not belong to the Semitic race at all, and had originally descended from the mountainous region of the north. They have left monuments behind them at Boghaz Keui (? Pteria) and Eyuk (? Tavium), on the east bank of the Halys. Herodotos tells us (i. 72, vii. 72) that the inhabitants of Kappadokia and Kilikia were Syrians, and Hittite remains in the shape of sculptures and inscriptions have been found in these countries.

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