The Histories

The Histories

By (author) Herodotus , Translated by Robin Waterfield , Volume editor Carolyn Dewald

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Herodotus is not only known as the 'father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants. This readable new translation is supplemented with expansive notes that provide readers the background that they need to appreciate the book in depth. * Introduction * Textual Note *Bibliography * Chronology * Appendices * Glossary * Maps * Explanatory Notes * Textual Notes * Index of Proper Names

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 40.64mm | 566.99g
  • 19 Nov 1998
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 0192824252
  • 9780192824257
  • 398,541

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