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The world of Herodotus.

Author: Aubrey De Sélincourt
Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg [1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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De Sélincourt, Aubrey, 1894-1962.
World of Herodotus.
London, Secker & Warburg [1962]
(OCoLC)564019927
Online version:
De Sélincourt, Aubrey, 1894-1962.
World of Herodotus.
London, Secker & Warburg [1962]
(OCoLC)608882579
Named Person: Herodotus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aubrey De Sélincourt
OCLC Number: 27699800
Description: 392 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Herodotus the historian: --
The Greek feeling for history --
Biographical --
Methods and characteristics --
The question of bias --
The Greek feeling for life --
Scepticism and credulity in Herodotus --
pt. 2. Greece before Persian wars: --
The beginnings of Greece --
Early society --
Lydia --
Athens and the economic background --
Sparta --
Greek political tensions --
Life in the islands --
Some island poets --
The Gods --
Greek life and manner --
pt. 3. The Persian wars: --
The rise of Persia --
Egypt --
The accession of Darius --
Scythia --
The Ionian revolt --
The first attempts on Greece --
Athens and Aegina: an interlude --
Greece in peril --
pt. 4. Greek literature: --
Literature: epic --
Literature: lyric and dramatic --
Literature: science and philosophy --
pt. 5. The city state: --
Democracy in Athens --
Aftermath.

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