world, Herodotus’s The Histories is a dazzling contemporary account of the ancient world, translated from the Greek by Aubrey de Sélincourt. Herodotus: the Histories. Front Cover. Herodotus Bibliographic information. QR code for Herodotus Translated by, Aubrey De Sélincourt. Edition, revised. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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He probably died at some time between and BC. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Please try again later. The Histories Oxford World’s Classics.

He was the first. The Greek historian was the first writer to employ the theories of the Milesian thinkers to history. Inspired by Your Browsing History. He is said also to have taken part in the founding of the colony of Thurii in Italy in BC. The Subject-Matter of The Histories 3.

The Greek’s okay; just ignore the English.

Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, in the fifth century B. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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Still, necessity does not imply easy. Although there are many parts of Herodotus that must be questioned, he is an invaluable herrodotus to anyone interested in Greek history or the early classical historians. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations selincuort award-winning translators.

With more than 1, titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Guy was Bursar at Clayesmore School in Aubrey’s time there, and, like him, was a keen sailor and historian.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Some sections of the writing become heavy handed because of his moralizations and theories that revolve around the gods, but this just adds flavor to this interesting historian. Write a customer review.

The creater of the battle narative he wrote from a perspective other than the Homeric poetic tradition. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

A sojourn in Athens is part of the traditional biography, and there he is said to have given public readings of his work and been friends with the playwright Sophocles. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He subsequently requested transfer to the Royal Flying Corpsand returned to Britain for pilot training: I strongly recommend this edition for anyone who is not already familiar with Shakespeare’s plays.


It would be great if Amazon could get the Everyman’s edition formatted for the Kindle.

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See all customer images. Because of his tendancy to run off in many different directions, it is selincougt to only read him in sections or with a sylabis put together by a Greek historian. Pages with related products. Called the Father of History, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of Western… More about Herodotus. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He died there in Decembershortly after the publication of one of his most successful books, The World of Herodotus.

Herodotus was the first historian as we now xelincourt the term.