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˜Theœ Histories

Author: Herodotus; Carolyn Dewald; Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Paperbacks [Ann Arbor, Michigan] [ProQuest] 2014
Series: Oxford Worlds Classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herodotus; Carolyn Dewald; Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 9780191589553 0191589551
OCLC Number: 1020288872
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB384021956 (OCoLC)1020288872
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (991 pages)
Series Title: Oxford Worlds Classics

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Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants. This readable new translation is supplemented withexpansive notes that provide readers the background that they need to appreciate the book in depth.* Introduction * Textual Note *Bibliography * Chronology * Appendices * Glossary * Maps * Explanatory Notes * Textual Notes * Index of Proper Names.

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