Histories: Bk.I-II : Books 1-2
Herodotus's famous history of warfare between the Greeks and the Persians has an epic dignity which enhances his delightful style. It includes the rise of the Persian power and an account of the Persian empire; a description and history of Egypt; and a long digression on the geography and customs of Scythia. Even in the later books on the attacks of the Persians against Greece there are digressions. All is most entertaining and produces a grand unity. After personal inquiry and study of hearsay and other evidence, Herodotus gives us a not uncritical estimate of the best that he could find.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Herodotus is in four volumes.
- Hardback | 526 pages
- 109.22 x 160.02 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
- 01 Jul 1989
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, Mass, United States
- English, Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Revised edition
Other books in this series
01 Jul 1989
31 Jan 2009