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The Histories - Herodotus, Aubrey de Sélincourt, John M. Marincola
The Histories
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Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction and Notes by John M. Marincola."
Translated by Aubrey de S&eacutelincourt with an introduction and Notes by John M. Marincola."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140449082 (0140449086)
ASIN: 140449086
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 716
Edition language: English
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nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 The Histories, Revised (Penguin Classics)
we have to give respect to the very first person to do something, of course, and if 400s BC isn't the oldest history ever written (apparently the chinese had an imperial chronicle as late as 8th century BCE, but these are lost, and might have been mere lists of tax receipts), it is certainly the old...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
0.0
I picked this up randomly when I had a few hours to kill on my last day at my old job and had finished the book I was reading. Over the next few days I read about 25 pages, and soon realized I wouldn't really be up to something like this at the time.Nonetheless, it was an immensely entertaining 25 p...
helenliz
helenliz rated it
5.0 The Histories, Revised (Penguin Classics)
I loved this, it kept me gripped right the way through the 4 volume edition I borrowed from the library. He sets out to tell the history for the Persian wars, only he gets a bit sidetracked! Takes a whole book to describe Egypt, for example. Full of action, fine descriptions of places and tells tale...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
4.0
As I neared The Histories on the Great Books of Western Civilization list, I don't think it's an understatement to say I felt a bit of dread. I couldn't help but think that this may very well end my nascent attempt at joining the ranks of the literati. As I paged through various editions, it becam...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
Did you know that Egyptian women urinate standing up and the men do it squatting? :-)The inevitable factoid found in every Western Civ textbook I ever had to slog through but Herodotus was a deeper thinker and more careful author than usually given credit for and, beyond that, a master writer (both ...
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