Herodotus Rocks!


I really enjoyed learning from our sessions together.  I really did take away some perspective changing concepts to reflect on for my life, and that was an important goal for me.  I regret that I couldn’t make the last call, but I just listened to the recording.  I really want to jump into the discussion while listening to the recording.  ;-D  I see that as evidence of a good call.  I was in Sequoia National Park at the time, and didn’t make it out of the park to cell phone coverage in time for the call.  The interesting thing is that I was visiting the General Sherman tree, which is estimated to be 2,500 to 2,700 years old and it is considered the largest living organism on the planet.  Interestingly enough, that means the tree was alive when Herodotus was alive.  It reminded me when Xerxes became emotional and commented about how none of his people would be alive in 100 years.  I wonder what trees I may have contacted during my hike that will be alive 3,000 years from now.

I’m looking forward to Thucydides next.  🙂

All the best,


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1 Response to Herodotus Rocks!

  1. September 16, 2008 at 09:10 AM says:

    <p>Jim,</p><p>That moment when Xerxes reflects on the fact that all of his entire army will be dead in 100 years is definitely one of my favorite moments in the book.</p><p>I try to remember that humbling lesson as often as I can.</p><p>Glad you loved the group!</p><p>Phil <br></p>

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