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Herodotus The Persian War

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ISBN-10: 0521281946

ISBN-13: 9780521281942

Edition: 1982

Authors: Herodotus, William Shepherd

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List price: $18.90
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/18/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616

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…    

Introduction
The Ionian revolt
Marathon
The eclipse of Greece
Face your doom!
A fallen king
The foundation-stone of freedom
Blessed island
A wooden wall
Autumn 480 to Spring 479
The battle of Plataea
Final victory
Index of passages translated
Index