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    DescriptionDavid Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his "History," the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy. "Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun. . . . Herodotus crowds his fresco-like pages with all shades of humanity. Whether Herodotus's view is 'tragic, ' mythical, or merely common sense, it provided him with a moral salt with which the diversity of mankind could be savored. And savor it we do in David Grene's translation."--Thomas D'Evelyn, "Christian Science Monitor" "Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."--Peter Levi, "New York Times Book Review "


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    Title
    Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, Translated by D. Grene
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 710
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 650 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226327723
    ISBN 10: 0226327728
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 930
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE, APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC classification: D58.H4713, D58 .H4713 1987
    DC19: 930.4
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    Reprinted edition
    Illustrations note
    8 maps
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 January 1988
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Back cover copy
    David Grene, one of the Best known translators of the Greek classics, captures for the first time the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past.