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    The Histories (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Herodotus, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Volume editor Carolyn Dewald

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    DescriptionHerodotus 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 ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, Translated by Robin Waterfield, Volume editor Carolyn Dewald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 848
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199535668
    ISBN 10: 0199535663
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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
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    DC22: 938.03
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: D58 .H3313 2008
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Carolyn Dewald is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described as 'the best available'.