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Histories
By Herodotus

The Histories

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Histories by Herodotus

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One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the "Histories" describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colorful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake-dwellers; and far-fetched accounts of dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, the "Histories" offers a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140449082
ISBN-10: 0140449086
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x 33mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Herodotus

A Greek historian, Herodotus (c.485-425 BC) left his native town of Halicarnassus, a Greek colony, to travel extensively. He collected historical, geographical, ethnological, mytholgical and archaeological material for his histories. Aubrey de Selincourt has translated Livy, Herodotus and Arrian, all for Penguin Classics. John Marincola is Associate Professor of Classics at New York University.

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