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The History

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Publisher Comments:

David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history.

Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama.

In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy.

"Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun. . . . Herodotus crowds his fresco-like pages with all shades of humanity. Whether Herodotus's view is 'tragic,' mythical, or merely common sense, it provided him with a moral salt with which the diversity of mankind could be savored. And savor it we do in David Grene's translation."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

"Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."—Peter Levi, New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

David Grene, one of the Best known translators of the Greek classics, captures for the first time the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past.

Synopsis:

"Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."--Peter Levi, New York Times Book Review

About the Author

David Grene (1913-2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Presss prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Book Four

Book Five

Book Six

Book Seven

Book Eight

Book Nine

End Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226327723
Translator:
Grene, David
Author:
Grene, David
Author:
Herodotus
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Greece History.
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19880131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 maps
Pages:
710
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.9 in

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"Synopsis" by , David Grene, one of the Best known translators of the Greek classics, captures for the first time the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past.
"Synopsis" by , "Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."--Peter Levi, New York Times Book Review
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