into western occultism
No Xenophon? I am disappointed. Especially since there's Thucydides up there. They are extremely interconnected since Xenophon concludes what Thucydides starts. Extremely easy to get into if anyone is into learning Greek. Anabasus, actually should be the first book up there. Easy to get into, fun to read, and "The Favourite book of Alexander the Great."
Also, description at History of Herodotus is a bit far fetched. He was the biggest liar alive.
Gah, this one is even worse! Someone didn't know his shit...
Herodus = Father of Lies, has practically no value for modern historians.
Tucidides = Father of History. Prototypical historian. His norms, neutrality and values used in writing The History of Pheloponesian Wars are the basis for every historian after him. His work is still the main written source of the period.
>his work is still the main source of the period
>[Herodotus] has practically no value for modern historians
Aside from being the main source of the period?
Yeah he was very impartial towards Cleon
Seriously dude you know shit. Herodotus simply isn't used in modern work, and when an author uses him anyway he always puts it through a huge disclaimer about his reasons of using him. Tucidides, compared is gold material. Few number are all that anyone has to say against him. Even his writing about Cleon that you read from wikipedia is mildly put, mild compared to Aristophanes. You'd see that if you actually read any of the works in discussion. Beside, Cleon indeed was a dick. It was him that put through a complete slaughter of Mytilene.
He was an effective leader, Thucydides was just sulking because Cleon exiled him for messing up in Chaldiki.
And no shit Aristophanes was harsher than Thucydides, he was a comic poet.
And stop projecting, it's shitposters like you who make this board shit. There's no need to try an 1 up people on here, nobody cares who you are.
And next time you want to appear erudite with your chosen names, call Thucydides "Thoukudídēs" or something.
Lol pill boys need not apply. The philosophy one is good. I remember in a previous thread someone made a request for a chart on general Asian lit plus individual other ones for specific countries and authors.
Like, I get what they're trying to imply with all the rest of their choices under Episode VII. I guess I down't get how that show is supposed to be "propagating the Jewish conspiracy"
Thanks religious family. I'm thoroughly agnostic but am interested in looking into Catholicism and its conversation with literature as I've looked into studying authors such as Endo and Greene further.