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    The Histories (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Herodotus, Edited by Walter Blanco, Edited by Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Translated by Walter Blanco

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    DescriptionWalter Blanco's acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition. Herodotus's history is the earliest continuous prose narrative in Western literature. His long narrative - longer than either of the Homeric epics - continues to hold us spellbound because of the author's storytelling powers and intelligent curiosity. The perfect introduction to Herodotus, this Norton Critical Edition includes the complete text of The Histories. The translation is fully annotated and is accompanied by an introduction, a chronology of events and a note on the Persian Wars. Seven maps - all new to the second edition - give readers a visual understanding of events and places, 490 - 479 B.C.E. "Backgrounds" includes a rich collection of historical works by Aeschylus, Bacchylides, Thucydides, Aristotle and Plutarch. New to the second edition are contrasting accounts, by Diodorus of Sicily and Strabo, of the Amazons who were believed to be living in the mountainous regions. "Commentaries" is divided into two sections. Early modern interpretations are represented by Isaac Taylor, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Babington Macaulay. Seventeen modern assessments - three of them new to the second edition - focus on historical origins and backgrounds, Herodotus's place in history and central issues concerning both the Persian Wars and Herodotus's reckoning of them. The new contributors are Francois Hartog, James Redfield and Siep Stuurman. A Glossary, Selected Bibliography, and Index are also included.


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    Title
    The Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, Edited by Walter Blanco, Edited by Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Translated by Walter Blanco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393933970
    ISBN 10: 0393933970
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 930
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC23: 938.03
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: D58 .H4713 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York