A Commentary on Herodotus Volume 1, Bks. 1-4

A Commentary on Herodotus Volume 1, Bks. 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...to the edge of the plateau, which is a hundred feet above the plain (cf. e77t Tov 6fiov)., -m)papCs: an Egyptian word = 'a building with a sloping side'; B. M. G. p. 170. 4 Siiipuxa. H.had never been inside the pyramid; a connexion with the Nile is impossible, as the underground chamber in the centre of the pyramid, though a hundred feet at least below its ground level, is yet thirty-six feet above the river level. H. gives further particulars as to the 'channel of masonry' in c. 127. 2. Sourdille (H. E. p. 12) thinks that H. has, by a confusion of memory, attributed to the pyramids of Gizeh the subterranean water which is really found under other pyramids, e. g. at Hawara, near the Labyrinth. S H.'s measurements of the pyramids can best be estimated from the following table (fractions are neglected): Petrie Herodotus Diodorvs Pliny Great Pyramid. i. 63 Length of side (average) 756 800 700 883 Height (original) 481--more than 600--(present 451) Height (along sloping 720 (circ.) 800----sidei) Second Pyramid.-' 40 feet in size Length of side 706 I inferior to the 600--Height (present 469) 472 Mother'(127. 3), ----Height (along sloping 670 (circ.) i. e. along slop-----side) I ing side Pyramid of Mycerinus. Length of side 346 280 300--Height 215 (------Height (along sloping 330 (circ.) 280 (but----side) I see 134.in.) The modern figures are taken from Murray's Egypt, pp. 170 seq. It is there pointed out that 'nine modern writers have equally (with the ancients) varied in their calculations'. Petrie sums up (-. s. 159), 'the accuracy with which H. states what he saw and relates what he heard, the criticism he often applies to his materials... all this should prevent our ever discrediting his words, unless compelled to do so.' 125 1 H.'s account of...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236582764
  • 9781236582768