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Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933) was once an influential orientalist and philologist. He was once a pioneering Assyriologist and released extensively 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 via the fifth-century Greek historian Herodotus, which concentrate on 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 current wisdom' and 'see precisely what's the element to which our researches have introduced us'. even though his translation of Herodotus used to be criticised on book because of inaccuracies, Sayce's recognition as a superb populariser of oriental philology, heritage and tradition remained intact.

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In Egypt he was a mere tourist, unable to speak the language of the country, and furnished with no introductions to cultivated natives. He was left to the mercies of half-caste dragomen1 and the inferior servants of the temples, who were allowed to gain a little bakshish by showing them to inquisitive Greeks. Herodotos dignifies them with the name of priests ; but the Egyptian priest did not speak the language of the Greek barbarian. Every traveller will know what a strange idea he would carry away with him of the history and character of the monuments he visits, and the manners and customs of the country, if he had to depend on what he was told by his guides and ckeroni.

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