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    Histories: Bk.I-II (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Herodotus, Translated by A.D. Godley

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    DescriptionHerodotus the great Greek historian was born about 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians. He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt (as far as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece. He lived, it seems, for some time in Athens, and in 443 went with other colonists to the new city Thurii (in South Italy), where he died about 430. He was 'the prose correlative of the bard, a narrator of the deeds of real men, and a describer of foreign places' (Murray). Herodotus's famous history of warfare between the Greeks and the Persians has an epic dignity which enhances his delightful style. It includes the rise of the Persian power and an account of the Persian empire; a description and history of Egypt; and a long digression on the geography and customs of Scythia. Even in the later books on the attacks of the Persians against Greece there are digressions. All is most entertaining and produces a grand unity. After personal inquiry and study of hearsay and other evidence, Herodotus gives us a not uncritical estimate of the best that he could find. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Herodotus is in four volumes.


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    Title
    Histories: Bk.I-II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, Translated by A.D. Godley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 526
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674991309
    ISBN 10: 0674991303
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 930
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC21: 930
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF, PA3612.H5
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1M.
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 December 1986
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass