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Histories

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ISBN-10: 0140446389

ISBN-13: 9780140446388

Edition: 1996 (Revised)

Authors: John M. Marincola, Aubrey De Selincourt, Herodotus, Aubrey de Selincourt

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The story of the Greek city-states uniting to repel a superior Persian army is the main theme in this classical narrative, but Herodotus fleshes out his text with digressions, describing the wonders of Egypt and recounting stories and folk tales.
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 622
Size: 5.16" wide x 7.74" long x 1.07" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Herodotus was the inventor of universal history. Often called the Father of History, his histories are divided into nine books named after the nine muses. A native of Halicarnassus on the coast of Asia Minor (modern Bodrum, Turkey), he traveled extensively, writing lively descriptions of the lands he saw and the peoples he encountered. Herodotus set out to relate the story of the conflict of the Greeks of his own time against the "barbarian" Asiatic empire of Achaemenid Persia. His long narrative, titled by modern convention The Histories, begins with the earliest traditions he believed reliable. It ends with a highly colored account of the defeat of the Persian emperor Xerxes and his…