• The Histories

    The Histories (Hardback) By (author) Herodotus, Translated by Tom Holland, Introduction by Reader in Greek History Paul Cartledge

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    Short Description for The Histories One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus--who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"--wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC. With a wealth of information about ancient geography, ethnography, zoology, comparative anthropology, and much else, "The Histories" is also filled with bizarre and fanciful stories, which award-winning historian Tom Holland vividly captures in this major n...
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  • One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus--who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"--wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC. With a wealth of information about ancient geography, ethnography, zoology, comparative anthropology, and much else, "The Histories" is also filled with bizarre and fanciful stories, which award-winning historian Tom Holland vividly captures in this major new translation--highlighting Herodotus's superb storytelling gifts and displaying his delightful curiosity alongside his flair for riveting epic drama. Featuring an introduction and notes by Professor Paul Cartledge, a translator's preface, an index of significant persons and places, maps, and a supplementary index, this translation makes Herodotus irresistible reading once more.