Herodotus: The Persian War by HerodotusHerodotus: The Persian War by Herodotus

Herodotus: The Persian War

byHerodotusTranslated byWilliam Shepherd

Paperback | April 30, 1982

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Selections from Herodotus' History which follow the events of the great war between the Greeks and the Persians. The translated extracts include Herodotus' descriptions of the preparations for war and of the great land- and sea-battles which took place. Linking commentaries explain Greek and Persian strategies and battle manoeuvres. Background information on the ships and on the soldiers fighting in the war is also given.
Herodotus was the inventor of universal history. Often called the Father of History, his histories are divided into nine books named after the nine muses. A native of Halicarnassus on the coast of Asia Minor (modern Bodrum, Turkey), he traveled extensively, writing lively descriptions of the lands he saw and the peoples he encountered....
Title:Herodotus: The Persian WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.31 inPublished:April 30, 1982Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521281946

ISBN - 13:9780521281942

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 16


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Ionian revolt; 2. Marathon; 3. The eclipse of Greece; 4. Face your doom!; 5. A fallen king; 6. The foundation-stone of freedom; 7. Blessed island; 8. A wooden wall; 9. Autumn 480 to Spring 479; 10. The battle of Plataea; 11. Final victory; Index of passages translated; Index.