The histories

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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 being erased 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. Translated by Robin Waterfield, a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described as `the best available', this readable new translation is supplemented with expansive notes to help the reader appreciate the book in depth. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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author_additional Herodotus ; translated by George Rawlinson ; with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas., Herodotus ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with an introduction and notes by Carolyn Dewald., Herodotus ; translated by Tom Holland ; introduction and notes by Paul Cartledge., Herodotus.
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display_description Translated with Notes by George Rawlinson. With an Introduction by Tom Griffith. Herodotus (c480-c425) is 'The Father of History' and his Histories are the first piece of Western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining. Why did Pheidippides run the 26 miles and 385 yards (or 42.195 kilometres) from Marathon to Athens? And what did he do when he got there? Was the Battle of Salamis fought between sausage-sellers? Which is the oldest language in the world? Why did Leonidas and his 300 Spartans spend the morning before the battle of Thermopylae combing their hair? Why did every Babylonian woman have to sit in the Temple of Aphrodite until a man threw a coin into her lap, and how long was she likely to sit there? And what is the best way to kill a crocodile? This wide-ranging history provides the answers to all these fascinating questions as well as providing many fascinating insights into the Ancient World.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Greece, Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C, Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C, Herodotus -- Translations into English, History, Ancient
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title The histories
title_alt Histories complete, History, History.
title_display The histories
title_full Histories [electronic resource] / Herodotus, The Histories, The Histories [electronic resource], The histories / Herodotus ; translated by George Rawlinson ; with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas, The histories / Herodotus ; translated by Tom Holland ; introduction and notes by Paul Cartledge, The histories [electronic resource], The histories [electronic resource] / Herodotus, The histories [electronic resource] / Herodotus ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with an introduction and notes by Carolyn Dewald
title_short The histories
title_sort histories
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topic Electronic books, Greece, Greece History Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C, Greece History To 146 B.C, Herodotus Translations into English, History, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
topic_facet Electronic books, Greece, Herodotus, History, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
translation Ancient Greek