The Histories

The story of the Greek city-states uniting to repel a superior Persian army is the main theme in this classical narrative, but Herodotus fleshes out his text with digressions, describing the wonders of Egypt and recounting stories and folk ...

The Histories

The Histories

'Herodotus, from Halicarnassus, here displays his enquiries, that human achievement may be spared the ravages of time, and that everything great and astounding, and all the glory of those exploits which served to display Greeks and barbarians alike to such effect, be kept alive - and additionally, and most importantly, to give the reason they went to war.' So begins The Histories, the very first work of history and one of the most dramatic accounts of the ancient world ever written, brought to life again in Tom Holland's gripping new translation. 'Thrilling, a masterpiece on the grandest scale, the world's first prose epic . . . Holland brings a bristling new Herodotus to a new generation.' Justin Marozzi, Spectator 'Energizing fast, funny, opinionated, clear and erudite . . . the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the past half-century.' Edith Hall, The Times Literary Supplement 'Tom Holland, like Herodotus, is a storyteller par excellence.' Peter Jones, New Statesman With an Introduction and Notes by Paul Cartledge

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The Histories
Language: en
Pages: 880
Authors: Herodotus, Tom Holland
Categories: Greece
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-25 - Publisher: Penguin Classics

'Herodotus, from Halicarnassus, here displays his enquiries, that human achievement may be spared the ravages of time, and that everything great and astounding, and all the glory of those exploits which served to display Greeks and barbarians alike to such effect, be kept alive - and additionally, and most importantly,
The Landmark Herodotus
Language: en
Pages: 953
Authors: Robert B. Strassler
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Anchor

Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.
The Histories
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Polybius
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

'no one else in our times has attempted to write a universal history' Polybius' ambitious goal was to describe how Rome conquered the Mediterranean world in less than fifty-three years. This great study of imperialism takes the reader back to Rome's first encounter with Carthage in 264 and forward to
“The” histories
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Polybius
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1863 - Publisher:

Books about “The” histories
The Histories of Polybius
Language: en
Pages: 626
Authors: Polybius
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This 1889 first full English translation of Polybius' Histories remains a fascinating source on the second and third centuries BCE.

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