Women in Herodotus’ The Histories

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Women also were married off in order to gain land and status for their families, especially their fathers. Yet wars, both civil and foreign, have been fought over women. If they were so secondary then how were they so influential throughout history? Herodotus has given us sufficient examples of women serving as monarchs, oracles, and even being involved in literature to present an argument that they played a more notable part in the society of previous cultures and history...
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Born in Halicarnassus, Herodotus (c. 484- c. 425 BCE) was a Persian. He was a nephew or cousin of the epic poet, Panyassis, who wrote on many historical topics. Herodotus was exiled from Halicarnassus to Samos, an island on which Herodotus learned Ionic Greek. Herodotus’ The Histories were written in the dialect of Ionic...
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