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    DescriptionOne of the masterpieces of classical literature, the "Histories" describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colorful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake-dwellers; and far-fetched accounts of dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, the "Histories" offers a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC.


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    Title
    The Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, Translated by Aubrey De Selincourt, Revised by John M. Marincola
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 532 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449082
    ISBN 10: 0140449086
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC21: 938.03
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D58 .H4713 2003
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D58.H4713
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DSBB, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    bibliog , chronology, notes, glossary
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    23 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A Greek historian, Herodotus (c.485-425 BC) left his native town of Halicarnassus, a Greek colony, to travel extensively. He collected historical, geographical, ethnological, mytholgical and archaeological material for his histories. Aubrey de Selincourt has translated Livy, Herodotus and Arrian, all for Penguin Classics. John Marincola is Associate Professor of Classics at New York University.
    Review quote
    "De Selincourt's pacy, natural-sounding, rendering, as superbly revised and annotated by John Marincola...was a game-changer...still reads freshly and is a bestseller six decades after its first publication." --Edith Hall, Times Literary Supplement