Skip to content

Histories

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 0140449086

ISBN-13: 9780140449082

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Herodotus, Aubrey de S�lincourt, John M. Marincola, Betty Radice, Tacitus

Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Rental notice: supplementary materials (access codes, CDs, etc.) are not guaranteed with rental orders.

what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

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.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.80" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 1.188

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…    

Betty Radice (1912-1985) edited the Penguin Classics from 1964 to 1985 and translated Terence, Livy, Pliny, Abelard and Heloise, and Erasmus.