The Histories

The Histories by Herodotus 0140449086 9780140449082
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The father of history, as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to prevent the traces of human events from beingerased by time, Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries. This readable new translation is supplemented with expansive notes tohelp the reader appreciate the book in depth.

Author: Herodotus

Language: English

Edition: Revised

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 784

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 2003-04-29


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