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Author: Herodotus; David Grene; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herodotus; David Grene; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0226327701 9780226327709 0226327728 9780226327723
OCLC Number: 13666969
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 699 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Book One --
Nine.
Other Titles: History.
Responsibility: Herodotus ; translated by David Grene.
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David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy.

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