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The histories (New ed.)

By: Herodotus Dewald, Carolyn(Edited by) Waterfield, Robin(Translated by)

Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0191623032 / 9780191623035
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1010 pages
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Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. Previous ed.: 1998.

Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces.

While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants.

This superbly readable new translation issupplemented by expansive notes that provide readers the background that they need to appreciate the book in depth.


2AHA Ancient (Classical) Greek, DNF Literary essays, DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, HBG General & world history, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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