The Histories Book 7: Polymnia

The Histories Book 7: Polymnia

by Herodotus

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The Histories Book 7: Polymnia by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

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ISBN-13: 9781627550161
Publisher: Wilder Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 86
File size: 733 KB

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