The Persian Wars, III: Books 5-7 (Loeb Classical Library)

The Persian Wars, III: Books 5-7 (Loeb Classical Library)

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by Herodotus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674991338

ISBN-13: 9780674991330

Pub. Date: 01/28/1922

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians. He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt (as far as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece. He lived, it seems, for some time in Athens,

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Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians. He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt (as far as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece. He lived, it seems, for some time in Athens, and in 443 went with other colonists to the new city Thurii (in South Italy), where he died about 430. He was 'the prose correlative of the bard, a narrator of the deeds of real men, and a describer of foreign places' (Murray).

Herodotus's famous history of warfare between the Greeks and the Persians has an epic dignity which enhances his delightful style. It includes the rise of the Persian power and an account of the Persian empire; a description and history of Egypt; and a long digression on the geography and customs of Scythia. Even in the later books on the attacks of the Persians against Greece there are digressions. All is most entertaining and produces a grand unity. After personal inquiry and study of hearsay and other evidence, Herodotus gives us a not uncritical estimate of the best that he could find.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Herodotus is in four volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674991330
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1922
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #119
Edition description:
10th printing/1st pub.1922
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
452,074
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Persian Wars

Book V

Book VI

Book VII

Index

Maps

Peloponnesus

The Route Of Xerxes

Thermopylae

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