Larcher's Notes on Herodotus

Larcher's Notes on Herodotus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...third 360, the fourth 500, the fifth 350, the sixth1 700, the seventh 170, the eighth 300, the ninth 1000, the tenth 450, the eleventh 200, the twelfth 360, the thirteenth 400, the fourteenth 600, the fifteenth 250, the sixteenth 300, the seventeenth 400, the eighteenth 200, and the nineteenth 300. M. de la Barre 7 Herod. III. lxxxix. tion of about 5 to 6 %. 8 Var. Hist. I. xxii. ' M. de la Barre forgets 700 talents in 9 Herodotus does not name it all; but wheat. See xci. infra. we may infer, that it was in the propor The passage from Livy does not appear to me altogether decisive on this point. Scipio had agreed with Antiochns that the payment should he in Euboic talents. The Romans, who probably did not know the value of that talent, added, that the talent should not weigh less than 80 Roman pounds. It is not absolutely certain that in the time of Livy this treaty between Antiochus and the Romans was in existence, and therefore that he has quoted exactly the terms of it. Perhaps he has not taken the precise meaning of Polybius, for we know that in many places he has varied from it; or perhaps his text may have been vitiated. But however this may be, all that M. de la Barre has advanced to prove that the text of Herodotus is corrupt, and that we should read 72 minae instead of 70, fails of convincing me. Most of the MSS. of this historian have 70, in words at length. Julius Pollux5 says positively that the Babylonian talent was 70 minas. Neither does the passage of 1Elian, quoted' to prove that it was 72 minae, decide the point, being itself doubtful. 2 Herodotus, II. xci. Had he intended by the Cilicians. to include this sum, he would doubtless 3 That would make but 6634. have said so. He has omitted to value 4 M. de la...show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844513
  • 9781236844514