Herodotus - Old Vallejo City Hall - Vallejo, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 06.166 W 122° 15.386
10S E 565192 N 4217478
Quick Description: A quote above the doors to the former city hall.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 11:37:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMGYDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
The quote reads:

Though free, they are not absolutely free, for they have a masterover them, the law."




About the author: "Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484 – 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.[1] The Histories—his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced—is a record of his "inquiry" (or ?st???a historía, a word that passed into Latin and acquired its modern meaning of "history"), being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. Although some of his stories were fanciful, he claimed he was reporting only what had been told to him. Little is known of his personal history." (visit link)
Address:
734 Marin St, Vallejo, CA 94590


Website: Not listed

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