The histories

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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 theinformation he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants. This readable new translation is supplemented with expansive notes that provide readers the background that they need to appreciate the book in depth. * Introduction * Textual Note *Bibliography * Chronology * Appendices * Glossary * Maps * Explanatory Notes * Textual Notes * Index of Proper Names
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auth_author2 Dewald, Carolyn., Holland, Tom,, Mayes, Bernard., Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902., Waterfield, Robin, 1952-
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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
title_display The histories
title_full Histories [electronic resource] / Herodotus, 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 ; translated by Robin Waterfield ; with an introduction and notes by Carolyn Dewald, The histories [electronic resource] Herodotus,
title_short The histories
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