Quotation of the Day

Herodotus, born 484 B.C.

“Thus far went the record given me by the Egyptians and their priests: and they showed me that the time from the first king to that priest of Hephaestus, who was the last, covered three hundred and forty-one generations of men, and that in this time such also had been the number of their kings, and of their high priests.  Now three hundred generations make up ten thousand years, three generations being equal to a century.  And over and above the three hundred the remaining forty-one cover thirteen hundred and forty years.  Thus the whole sum is eleven thousand three hundred and forty years; in all which time (they said) they had no king who was a god in human form, nor had there been any such thing either before or after those years among the rest of the kings of Egypt.” ― Herodotus I, Books I-II, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 117), with English Translation by A. D. Godley, edited by Jeffrey Henderson, Page 449.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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