Herodotus: the histories

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During the fifth century BC, a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city-states united to repel a mighty Persian army. While the story of this heroic drama forms the main theme of Herodotus' narrative, the author's curiosity fleshes out the text with digressions, folk tales and stories.
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auth_author2 De Sl?incourt, Aubrey, 1894-1962., Marincola, John.
author Herodotus.
author2-role De Sl?incourt, Aubrey,1894-1962., Marincola, John., hoopla digital.
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display_description Widely referred to as the "Father of History", Greek Historian Herodotus lived during the 5th century BC and "The Histories" is generally accepted as the first work of historical literature in Western Civilization. Departing from the ancient Homeric tradition of treating historical subjects as epically romantic figures, Herodotus instead approached his subjects with a systematic method of investigation. "The Histories" of Herodotus describe the important wars of the fifth century BC. This work 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 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. This edition follows the translation of George Rawlinson, includes an introduction by George Swayne, and a preface by H. L. Havell.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Greece -- History, Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C. -- Historiography, Herodotus. -- History, Historians -- Greece -- Biography, History, Ancient, History, Ancient -- Historiography
title_display Herodotus : the histories
title_full Herodotus : the histories / translated by Aubrey de Sl?incourt ; revised with introductory matter and notes by John Marincola, Herodotus : the histories [electronic resource] Herodotus.
title_short Herodotus :
title_sub the histories
topic_facet Electronic books, Herodotus, Historians, Historiography, History, History, Ancient