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ISBN-10: 0879757779

ISBN-13: 9780879757779

Edition: Unabridged 

Authors: Henry Cary, Herodotus

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List price: $17.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 613
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
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…