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This book guides modern readers through the greatest works of the pioneering scholars and allows us to see the ancient world through their eyes. It includes excerpts from several of the scholar's history books together with an introduction, headnotes, and a bibliography by the celebrated classical scholar M.I. Finley. This is a fascinating window into the statecraft, warfare, morals, and mores of the remote past.
Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"Herodotus's History, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.
M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.