Herodotus (8, 115, 3-4) on Xerxes, the Paeones (at Siris?) and “the Sacred Chariot of Zeus” Cover Image
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Херодот (8, 115, 3-4) за Ксеркс, пеоните (при Сирис?) и „свещената колесница на Зевс”
Herodotus (8, 115, 3-4) on Xerxes, the Paeones (at Siris?) and “the Sacred Chariot of Zeus”

Author(s): Dilyana Boteva
Subject(s): History, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Environmental Geography, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Political history, Ancient World
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This study is dealing with some unclear details in Hdt. VIII, 3-4 concerning the place where Xerxes had left behind the sacred chariot of Zeus during his march against Greece in 480 BC. Traditionally it is accepted that it was left with the Paeones at Siris, which however does not fit grammatically in the text. Accordingly, other possibilities or acceptable explanations should be searched for.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 5-10
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian