PC Histories

Herodotus,

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The story of the Greek city-states uniting to repel a superior Persian army is the main theme in this classical narrative, but Herodotus fleshes out his text with digressions, describing the wonders of Egypt and recounting stories and folk tales.

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‘The first example of non-fiction, the text that underlies the entire discipline of history … it is above all a treasure trove’ Tom Holland

One of the masterpieces of classical literature, The Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus’ natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colourful digressions – a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; tales of lake-dwellers, dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, The Histories offers a compelling Greek view of the world in the fifth century BC, in Aubrey de Sélincourt’s elegant and celebrated translation.

Translated by AUBREY DE SÉLINCOURT
Revised with an Introduction and notes by JOHN MARINCOLA

Additional information

Weight 532 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 33 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

704

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

938.03 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K