The histories

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Herodotus is not only the father of the art and science of historical writing but also one of Western traditions most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gygeswho murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and usurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persianshe laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events. In his love for the stranger, more marvelous facts of the world, he infused his magnificent history with a continuous awareness of the mythic and the wonderful. For more than a hundred generations, his supple, lucid prose has drawn readers into his panoramic vision of the war between the Greek city-states and the great empire to the east. And in the generosity of his spirit, in the instinctive empiricism that took him searching over much of the known world for information, in the care he took with sources and historical evidence, in his freedom from intolerance and prejudice, he virtually defined the rational, humane spirit that is the enduring legacy of Greek civilization.
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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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Greece
Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C
Herodotus -- Translations into English
History, Ancient
title_display The histories
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The Histories
The Histories [electronic resource] Herodotus,
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] / Herodotus
The histories [electronic resource] Herodotus,
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Herodotus
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