The Histories   -     By: Herodotus, George Rawlinson
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The Histories

Everyman's Library / 1997 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 8.31 X 5.41 X 1.80 (inches)
ISBN: 0375400613
ISBN-13: 9780375400612
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Series: Everyman's Library

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Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges—who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians—he laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events. In his love for the stranger, more marvelous facts of the world, he infused his magnificent history with a continuous awareness of the mythic and the wonderful.

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