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Herodoti Historiae

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ISBN-10: 0198145276

ISBN-13: 9780198145271

Edition: 3rd (Revised)

Authors: Carolvs Hude, Karl Hude, Herodotus

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Herodotus of Halicarnassus was an Ionian traveler and storyteller who lived in the 5th century BC. He is almost exclusively known for writing The Histories, a collection of "inquiries" about the places and peoples he encountered during his wide-ranging travels around the Mediterranean littoral and into the Mesopotamia.
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/1927
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
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…