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    The Histories (Everyman's Library Classics) (Hardback) By (author) Herodotus, Introduction by Rosalind Thomas, Translated by George Rawlinson, Translated by Rosalind Thomas, Edited by E.H. Blakeney

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    DescriptionThis translation of Herodotus' histories is that of George Rawlinson and is generally agreed by scholars to be the best into English. Originally published in 1858 with extensive commentary, the notes were condensed by E.H. Blakeney. Rosalind Thomas has now made some revisions to the text, restoring those portions which Rawlinson thought would offend the general readers he envisaged and replacing Roman gods with their Greek counterparts.

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    The Histories
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    By (author) Herodotus, Introduction by Rosalind Thomas, Translated by George Rawlinson, Translated by Rosalind Thomas, Edited by E.H. Blakeney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 870 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857152340
    ISBN 10: 1857152344

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBLA
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Libri: B-350
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
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    DC21: 930.4
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    20 March 1997
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    The great Greek historian documents the dramatic 5th century BC war between a small, quarrelsome but united band of Greek states against the mighty Persian army. While this is his main theme, rivalling his claim to fame as the 'father of history' is his reputation as the 'father of lies', as some call him. For Herodotus also takes pleasure in digressions into stories and folk tales with his accounts of gold-digging ants the size of large foxes or sheep with tails so long the shepherd makes little trolleys for them to prevent sores. An enduring classic. (Kirkus UK)