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Publisher Comments:

Translated by Aubrey de Sandeacutelincourt with an introduction and Notes by John M. Marincola.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [603]-606) and index.

About the Author

Few facts are known about the life of Herodotus. He was born around 490 BC in Halicarnassus, on the south-west coast of Asia Minor. He seems to have travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world, including Egypt, Africa, the area around the Black Sea and throughout many Greek city-states, of both the mainland and the islands. A sojourn in Athens is part of the traditional biography, and there he is said to have given public readings of his work and been friends with the playwright Sophocles. He is said also to have taken part in the founding of the colony of Thurii in Italy in 443 BC. He probably died at some time between 415 and 410 BC. His reputation has varied greatly, but for the ancients and many moderns he well deserves the title (first given to him by Cicero) of 'the Father of History'.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446388
Subtitle:
Revised Edition
Introduction:
Marincola, John M.
Author:
Marincola, John M.
Author:
de Selincourt, Aubery
Author:
Herodotus
Author:
Selincourt, Aubrey de
Author:
Burn, A. R.
Translator:
De Selincourt, Aubrey
Author:
De Selincourt, Aubrey
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London, Eng.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Persian wars, 500-449 b.c.
Subject:
Greece History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
87
Publication Date:
19960901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Latin
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
7.77x5.10x1.04 in. .88 lbs.

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