Herodotus: Book II by W.G. HerodotusHerodotus: Book II by W.G. Herodotus

Herodotus: Book II

byW.G. HerodotusEditorW.G. Waddell

Paperback | August 27, 1998

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The Histories (also known as The History) of Herodotus is considered the founding work of history in Western literature. Written from the 450s to the 420s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, they serve as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known around the Mediterranean and Western Asia at that time. It remains one of the West's most important sources. Herodotus' account of Egyptian history and customs, contained in Book II of his long narrative history of the Persian Wars, is a classic example of 'the father of history' at work. History (historie, inquiry) in its broadest context here includes anthropology, natural history and virtually any piece of 'antiquarian' information that appealed to him. No single-volume edition of the text has been available since that of Waddell, who brings to the book rare but thorough acquaintance with both Greek historiography and Egyptology. The edition includes text, commentary, vocabulary, an appendix on Ionic dialect and index of proper names.
W.G. Waddell, at the time of writing (1939), taught at the Fuad el Awal University in Cairo, Egypt.
Title:Herodotus: Book IIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8 × 5.05 × 0.88 inPublished:August 27, 1998Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853991856

ISBN - 13:9781853991851

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Table of Contents

Preface Sonnet: Herodotus In Egypt Sonnet: To Herodotus Introduction Table Of Dynasties Text Notes Appendix On The Ionic Dialect Index Of Proper Names Partial Index To The Grammatical Notes Vocabulary Map Of Egypt

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If you’re a student of the classics or ancient history, you probably know about the limited selection of resources available on these subjects. Rest assured, you can’t go wrong with W. Waddell’s Herodotus: Book II, the definitive reference for the Greek historian’s account of the Graeco-Persian war. Complete and insightful, the book also includes information on Egyptology and historiography.