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The Histories of Herodotus
     

The Histories of Herodotus

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Generally accepted as the first work of historical literature in Western culture, "The Histories" of Herodotus describe the important wars of the fifth century. Carefully translated from its original Greek, this text conveys the careful research and deliberate documentation of martial battles between the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire. The reasons for his

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Generally accepted as the first work of historical literature in Western culture, "The Histories" of Herodotus describe the important wars of the fifth century. Carefully translated from its original Greek, this text conveys the careful research and deliberate documentation of martial battles between the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire. The reasons for his efforts, as explained by Herodotus, were to preserve the memory and glory of human achievements and deeds, as well as to record why the Greco-Persian Wars took place. Organized in nine books, which are named after the Muses, he unfolds the various battles, such as the Battle of Marathon, while making a comparison of the widely differing governments of the antagonists. In undertaking his "Histories," Herodotus unfolds a holistic view of the classical world with considerable narrative skill and charisma.

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ISBN-13:
9781596258778
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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The Histories of Herodotus 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad Scan Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this scan is very poor. Pagination and printing is off. It may be a good book, but the edition fails as an ebook. It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it. I guess you really do get what you pay for¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading this classic, so I probably only caught some of the typographical errors, but it is quite apparent that the publisher did not set their top proofreader to this task. The scholarship that went into this translation is impressive, but the ebook format makes it very cumbersome to consult the notes at the end of each chapter. I wish I'd read it as a physical book instead.
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Very interesting
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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No. Find aqua and ask her about barney. Im not barney. Duh!