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Title: Herodotus' Median Chronology from a slightly different perspective
Author(s): HENIGE, David
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 39    Date: 2004   
Pages: 239-248
DOI: 10.2143/IA.39.0.503897

Abstract :
If we take the study of the past to be the pursuit of truths, however elusive, then we are limited to a number of strategies we can employ. Experience shows that a cautious approach involvs progressively circumscribing possibilties without necessarily embracing any one of them. In this respect, adopting a comparative approach is crucial, since it can transcend the need to argue in circles because of the exiguousness of the available localized evidence. Here I want to test this approach with respect to the perennial uestion of the reliability of Herodotus' Median Chronology.

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