The Histories

Couverture Publishing, 1 janv. 2009 - 396 pages
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Generally accepted as the first work of historical literature in Western culture, "The Histories" of Herodotus describe the important wars of the fifth century. Carefully translated from its original Greek, this text conveys the careful research and deliberate documentation of martial battles between the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire. The reasons for his efforts, as explained by Herodotus, were to preserve the memory and glory of human achievements and deeds, as well as to record why the Greco-Persian Wars took place. Organized in nine books, which are named after the Muses, he unfolds the various battles, such as the Battle of Marathon, while making a comparison of the widely differing governments of the antagonists. In undertaking his "Histories," Herodotus unfolds a holistic view of the classical world with considerable narrative skill and charisma.

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Herodotus arguably invented prose. - Goodreads
Herodotus certainly could spin a yarn. - Goodreads
I've found that a plot summary is indispensible. - Goodreads
No intro class needed, not much context needed either. - Goodreads
At the time of its writing, the - Goodreads

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A 500 page work which tells the story of the Persian Wars faced by the Greeks in the 5th century BC, Herodotus weaves a tale full of entertaining stories, historical/scientific/geographical ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Matt - Goodreads

Herodotus is widely credited with being the first historian as we understand that word. The Histories focuses on the Greco-Persian wars. Interesting, but not written for modern or casual readers. Consulter l'avis complet

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The First Bookentitled Clio
The Second Book entitled Euterpé
The Third Book entitled Thalia
The Fourth Book entitled Melpomene
The Fifth Book entitled Terpsichore
The Sixth Book entitled Erato
The Seventh Book Polymnia
The Eighth Book entitled Urania
The Ninth Book entitled Calliopé
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Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, in the fifth century B.C. Called the Father of History, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of Western historical writing. The focus of his Histories is the Persian Wars, but he includes fascinating digressions on the histories of Bablyon, Egypt, and Thrace, as well as studies of the pyramids and various historical events. He was the first writer to evaluate historical, geographical, and archaeological material critically.

George Rawlinson (1812-1902), English scholar and historian, is best known for his translations of the "History of Herodotus, The Origin of Nations, Manual of Ancient History, The History of Ancient Egypt, "and his contributions to the "Encyclopedia Britannica,

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