This new paperback edition of How and Wells's standard commentary deals with the first four (of nine) of Herodutus' books. There is a detailed commentary, short introductory summaries, and a detailed introduction to Herodutus' life.
COMMENTARY ON BOOKS I-IV; APPENDICES I-XV; ETHNOGRAPHY OF WESTERN ASIA MINOR AND THE LYDIAN HISTORY OF HERODOTUS; ASSYRIA AND BABYLON; MEDIAN HISTORY; CYRUS AND THE RISE OF PERSIA; REIGN OF CAMBYSES AND THE EARLY YEARS OF DARIUS HYSTASPES; PERSIAN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT; PERSIAN SATRAPIES; RELIGION OF THE ANCIENT PERSIANS AND HERODOTUS; HERODOTUS IN EGYPT; HISTORY OF EGYPT IN RELATION TO HERODOTUS; SCYTHIA AND THE SCYTHS; SCYTHIAN EXPEDITION; GEOGRAPHY OF HERODOTUS; CHRONOLOGY OF HERODOTUS; PELASGI; ADDITIONAL NOTES
Reviews for A Commentary on Herodotus: Volume I: Books I-IV
'the Introduction and notes ... remain, and not undeservedly so, a standard work of reference so that any cheap edition is much to be welcomed' Greece & Rome, Vol XXXVII No 1 April 1990