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Herodotus Aubrey De Selincourt
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The Histories

Herodotus Aubrey De Selincourt John M. Marincola


9780140449082

Penguin


Literary essays;
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval;
European history;
Ancient history: to c 500 CE


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784 pages

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'No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace - in peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons' One of the masterpieces of classical literature, The Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colourful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; an account of European lake-dwellers; and far-fetched accounts of dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, The Histories offers a compelling Greek view of the world in the fifth century BC. This celebrated translation of The Histories has been extensively revised and includes an updated bibliography, chronology, glossary and additional notes.

By:   Herodotus
Revised by:   John M. Marincola
Translated by:   Aubrey De Selincourt
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   532g
ISBN:   9780140449082
ISBN 10:   0140449086
Pages:   784
Publication Date:   March 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A Greek historian, Herodotus (c.485-425 BC) left his native town of Halicarnassus, a Greek colony, to travel extensively. He collected historical, geographical, ethnological, mytholgical and archaeological material for his histories. Aubrey de Selincourt has translated Livy, Herodotus and Arrian, all for Penguin Classics. John Marincola is Associate Professor of Classics at New York University.


De Selincourt's pacy, natural-sounding, rendering, as superbly revised and annotated by John Marincola...was a game-changer...still reads freshly and is a bestseller six decades after its first publication. --Edith Hall, Times Literary Supplement De Selincourt s pacy, natural-sounding, rendering, as superbly revised and annotated by John Marincola was a game-changer still reads freshly and is a bestseller six decades after its first publication. --Edith Hall, Times Literary Supplement

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