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Question 8   (20 marks)

Before attempting this question, review the information on sources and particularly Herodotus’ The Histories as a source.

a)    List five Persian sources (including inscriptions and evidence from archaeological sites) and explain how each adds to our knowledge of a particular aspect of Xerxes’ reign

      10 marks

i)   Source:___________________________________

      Contribution:_________________________________________________________

      ____________________________________________________________________

 

ii) Source:___________________________________

Contribution:_________________________________________________________

      ____________________________________________________________________

 

iii) Source:___________________________________       

      Contribution:_________________________________________________________

      ____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Question 8   (cont’d)

iv)    Source:___________________________________

         Contribution:_________________________________________________________

         ____________________________________________________________________

 

v)     Source:___________________________________

         Contribution:_________________________________________________________

 

b) Write in sentences a response for each of the following.
    
For a student investigating the personality of King Xerxes:

 

i) What are the limitations of the source ‘The Histories’ by Herodotus?                                   5 marks

 

ii) What are the benefits of this source? 5 marks

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