Histories

Histories

by Herodotus

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Histories by Herodotus

Histories
By Herodotus

The Histories of Herodotus is considered the founding work of history in Western literature.[2] Written in 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time.[citation needed] Although not a fully impartial record, it remains one of the West's most important sources regarding these affairs. Moreover, it established the genre and study of history in the Western world (despite the existence of historical records and chronicles beforehand).

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ISBN-13: 9781727547375
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2018
Pages: 790
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.57(d)

About the Author

Few facts are known about the life of Herodotus. He was born around 490 BC in Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor.
 
Tom Holland is the acclaimed author of The Forge of Christendom, Rubicon, and Persian Fire and has adapted Herodotus, Homer, Thucydides, and Virgil for BBC Radio.
 
Paul Cartledge is A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

The HistoriesPreface
Introduction
1. Herodotus' Life and Work
2. The Subject-Matter of The Histories
3. Herodotus' sources and Metho Histories
4. Structure and Themes in The Histories
5. Herodotus' Later Reputation

Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Maps

Herodotus The Histories
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine

Glossary
Structural Outline
Chronology
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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The Histories 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book for people intrested in ancient history or learning about how ancient people thought.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Histories of Herodoutus is the sightings and hearings that Herodotus a native of Halicarnassus, had written down. This includes the customs of Egyptians, far-fetched tales of one-eyed giants, and the Persian war. This is one of the greatest masterpieces of western literature that has been preserved.
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!