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The histories

Author: Herodotus; Tom Holland; Paul Cartledge
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015. ©2013
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Tom Holland’s vibrant translation, one of the great masterpieces of Western history springs to life. Herodotus of Halicarnassus—hailed by Cicero as the “Father of History”—composed his histories around 440 BC. The earliest surviving work of nonfiction, The Histories works its way from the Trojan War through an epic account of the war between the Persian empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Translations into English
Named Person: Herodotus; Herodotus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herodotus; Tom Holland; Paul Cartledge
ISBN: 0143107542 9780143107545
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
OCLC Number: 892041303
Description: xxxvii, 833 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Herodotus ; translated by Tom Holland ; introduction and notes by Paul Cartledge.

Abstract:

In Tom Holland’s vibrant translation, one of the great masterpieces of Western history springs to life. Herodotus of Halicarnassus—hailed by Cicero as the “Father of History”—composed his histories around 440 BC. The earliest surviving work of nonfiction, The Histories works its way from the Trojan War through an epic account of the war between the Persian empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC, recording landmark events that ensured the development of Western culture and still capture our modern imagination. Beautifully packaged in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with a comprehensive array of tools to guide first-time readers and experts alike, this accessible translation makes Herodotus fresh and irresistible once more.
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