The Histories

The Histories

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The Histories by Herodotus, Bernard Mayes

'No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace – in peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons

One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus’ natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colourful digressions – a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake-dwellers; and far-fetched accounts of dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, the Histories offers a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC.

This celebrated translation of The Histories has been extensively revised and includes an updated bibliography, chronology, glossary and additional notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786189694
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Dewald is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described as 'the best available'.

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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.....!