The Histories (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Histories This text is a new translation of "The histories" of Herodotus. As well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. Included are tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants.
- Published: 07 May 1998
- Format: Hardback 824 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780192126092 ISBN 10: 0192126091
Full description for The Histories
Herodotus is not only known as the "father of history", as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography. As well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also includes tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants. This new translation is supplemented by a scholarly perspective in Herodotean studies. This book is intended for undergraduate courses in classics, ancient history and anthropology and for the general reader.