• Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour Through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of the History

    Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour Through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of the History (Hardback) By (author) Debra Hamel

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    DescriptionDebra Hamel's book is a lively introduction to "The History of the Persian Wars", Herodotus' account of Persia's expansion under four kings - Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, and Xerxes - and its eventual collision with the city - states of Greece. "The History" can be a long slog for modern readers, but it is full of salacious tales about sex, violent death, divine prophecies, and cannibals. Following the structure of the original work, Hamel leads the reader through a colorful tour of the central stories that compose "The History". She highlights the more interesting and important parts of the story while providing readers who are new to "Herodotus" with the background information necessary to appreciate the author's wide-ranging subject matter. At once academic and cheeky, the experience of this book is like "Reading Herodotus" while simultaneously consulting a history of Greece and a scholarly commentary on the text.


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    Title
    Reading Herodotus
    Subtitle
    A Guided Tour Through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of the History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Debra Hamel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781421406558
    ISBN 10: 1421406551
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    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
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010, LIT004190
    DC22: 938.03
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.03
    DC23: 938.03
    LC classification: D58.H473 H36 2012
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 halftones, 9 line drawings
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Debra Hamel is an independent scholar and the author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece.