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Herodotus : the histories : the complete translation, backgrounds, commentaries

Author: Herodotus.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Walter Blanco's acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition. Herodotus's history is the earliest continuous prose narrative in Western literature. His long narrative--longer than either of the Homeric epics--continues to hold us spellbound because of the author's storytelling powers and intelligent curiosity. The perfect introduction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herodotus.
ISBN: 9780393933970 0393933970
OCLC Number: 813300968
Description: xx, 647 p. ; map 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of events --
The histories --
Backgrounds. From The Persians / Aeschylus ; Third Epinician ode / Bacchylides ; From The Peloponnesian War / Thucydides ; From Airs, waters, places / [The Hippocratic Corpus] ; From Politics / Aristotle ; From On the malice of Herodotus / Plutarch ; The Amazons : contrasting accounts. From Bibliotheca Historica / Diodorus of Sicily ; From Geographica / Strabo --
Commentaries. Early modern criticism. [The consequences of the Greek victory for western civilization : a Christian view] / Isaac Taylor ; [The consequences of the Greek victory for western civilization : a secular view] / John Stuart Mill ; [The purpose and method of history] / Thomas Babington Macaulay --
Modern criticism. I. Background. History's nature, object, method, and value / R. G. Collingwood ; The origins of history in ancient Greece / Christian Meier ; Greek historians / Oswyn Murray ; II. Herodotus. The shape of Herodotus' world / James Romm ; Herodotus' perspective / Charles W. Fornara ; The place of Herodotus in the history of historiography / Arnaldo Momigliano ; Father of history or father of lies : the reputation of Herodotus / J. A. S. Evans ; III. The Persian Wars. Persia and the Greek frontier problem / A. T. Olmstead ; Herodotus and the strategy and tactics of the invasion of Xerxes / Arther Ferrill ; IV. Aspects of Herodotus' work. Herodotos and Aeschylus / A.W. Gomme ; Amazons : difference and inversion / François Hartog ; Artemisia in Herodotus / Rosaria Vignolo Munson ; Themistocles in history / John Hart ; [Homer, Herodotus, and the Egyptian logos] / Virginia Hunter ; Five systems of explanation / Donald Lateiner ; Herodotus the tourist / James Redfield ; Herodotus and Sima Qian : history and the anthropological turn in ancient Greece and Han China / Siep Stuurman --
Glossary.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: History.
Histories
Responsibility: translated by Walter Blanco ; edited by Walter Blanco and Jennifer T. Roberts.

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Walter Blanco s acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition."  Read more...

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