The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)

The Histories (Oxford World's Classics) by Herodotus 0199535663 9780199535668
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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

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 840

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2008-05-15


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