Usually ships within 5 days. The Histories by Herodotus ***We recommend the Landmark edition of Herodotus’s Histories***. Herodotus looked to history … About Herodotus: Book I. Li shi =: Herodotus 2008, Beijing chu ban she in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban. Herodotus (The Histories) George Rawlinson Translation (1858) Summary. The first book was full of crazy and probably some history snuck in there too. To read The History (Herodotus' only book) is to seek one's roots as a member of Western democratic civilization. Herodotus's famous history of warfare between the Greeks and the Persians has an epic dignity which enhances his delightful style. by Herodotus. For the purpose of summary and analysis, this guide further divides each book into three sections. One of the most important works of history in Western literature, by the freshest and liveliest of all classical Greek prose authors, Herodotus's Histories is also a key text for the study of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Herodotus of Halicarnassus (c.480-c.429 BCE): Greek researcher, often called the world's first historian.In The Histories, he describes the expansion of the Achaemenid Empire under its kings Cyrus the Great, Cambyses, and Darius I the Great, culminating in Xerxes' expedition to Greece (480 BCE), which met with disaster in the naval engagement at Salamis and the battles at Plataea and Mycale. Herodotus was a Greek writer and geographer credited with being the first historian. Persian Fire, his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award in 2006. Book I of the "Histories" provides a particularly good illustration of the discursiveness and diversity of Herodotus' materials and of the ingenuity with which he develops his narrative and welds it into an artistic whole. Herodotus writes in order that the great and marvellous deeds of Greeks ("Hellenes") and foreigners ("Barbarians," i.e., non-Greek-speakers) might not be forgotten. 4.5 out of 5 stars 22. Personally I prefer to think that someone really did escape pirates by riding a dolphin to safety and that people often served their guests their own sons for dinner. Structure and scope of the History. 4.5 out of 5 stars 27. He took it on all his journalistic expeditions around the world & I loved how he took insights from Herodotus into his own experiences. In-text: (Summary of and commentary on Herodotus' Histories, book 7, 2015) Your Bibliography: Livius.org. Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help : The History of Herodotus By Herodotus. Histories Herodotus . His stories share a … Herodotus’s subject in his History is the wars between Greece and Persia (499–479 bce) and their preliminaries. Paperback $14.95 $ 14. Next. The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes: The Five Foot Shelf & The Shelf of Fiction: The Famous Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature . More than this, though, The Histories is also the source of much of our knowledge of the ancient world. This item will ship to United States, but … by Geoffrey D Steadman. The Greco-Persian Wars took place between 500 BC–449 BC and devastated much of the Greek world. 009. Books by Herodotus (sorted by popularity) Sort Alphabetically; Sort by Release Date; Alias Ηρόδοτος; See also: en.wikipedia; Displaying results 1–10. Paperback. The Histories. It was a pleasure to be in the hands of another Herodotus-buff – someone who had read it so many times he had lost count. 3.6 out of 5 stars 9. 2015. Book IX of Herodotus' Histories is the conclusive climax to his work, as the victories at Plataea and Mycale complete the improbable Greek victory over Persia. Histories is divided into nine lengthy books. 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library) Lucretius Lucretius. £17.95. Herodotus The Histories is a brick of a book.It’s 750 pages of history and ethnography with a loose Greek- Persian theme to it. With an Introduction by Tom Griffith. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Herodotus' Histories has it all: tales of war, eyewitness travel writing, notes on flora and fauna and accounts of fantastic creatures such as winged snakes. Herodotus (c480-c425) is 'The Father of History' and his Histories are the first piece of Western historical writing. It is in part a gripping and much revered tale of colossal confrontation between freedom-loving Greek-speaking peoples (the Athenians, Spartans, and others) and the seemingly unstoppable forces of the Persians. Herodotus was the inventor of universal history. 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