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Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933) used to be an influential orientalist and philologist. He used to be a pioneering Assyriologist and released generally at the background, faith, and literature of the Babylonian and Assyrian peoples. In 1891 he grew to become Professor of Assyriology at Oxford collage. the traditional Empires of the East (1883) is Sayce's variation, 'with Notes, Introductions and Appendices', of the 1st 3 books of The Histories through the fifth-century Greek historian Herodotus, which specialize in Egypt and Persia. In his preface Sayce states that because the box of oriental experiences is 'growing daily' it's the objective of his variation to 'take inventory of our latest wisdom' and 'see precisely what's the element to which our researches have introduced us'. even if his translation of Herodotus was once criticised on e-book because of inaccuracies, Sayce's acceptance as an excellent populariser of oriental philology, heritage and tradition remained intact.

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He had been as far south in Egypt as Lake Mceris, had sailed along the shores of Palestine and Syria, touching at Tyre, Beyrut,1 Kypros,2 and Ehodes,3 like a modern tourist returning from Egypt by an Austrian Lloyd steamer, had apparently stayed at Kyrene, and had made the acquaintance of the chief islands of the yEgean, including of course Delos. * The western coast of Asia Minor was naturally well known to him. 5 Except in Egypt, and at Tyre and Sardes, he was not necessarily brought into contact with any but a Greek-speaking population; in Egypt and Syria, as well as at Sardes, he had to depend upon dragomen ; but his voyages were doubtless performed in Greek boats.

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Iii. 159, note 7. " Stein . is clearly not justified in drawing from i. 193, note 8. l. 1/8. t h e p a s s a g e t h e in f erence t i l a t Herodotos 8 In ii. 150 Herodotos confesses that had visited Assyria before he travelled the legend he tells of Sardanapalos was in Egypt. Nineveh was an uninhabited derived from '' a passage (K&yfi) quoted ruin in the time of Herodotos, so there from" an earlier \6yios or "proser" (see could have been no dragoman there to 1, note 1). A670S is here used in the fill his note-books with folklore.

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