The Histories by Herodotus

The Histories

byHerodotus

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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

Title:The HistoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 24, 2015Publisher:Start Publishing LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681462893

ISBN - 13:9781681462899

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book The first history book written, this book is part mythology part war stories but worth the effort it takes to read it.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So-So Had to read this for school. This book is huge, the translation was easy to understand, but it was kinda boring. Only the mythical segments and actual war parts were interesting.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boring classic This is undeniably a classic, but I found it boring for the most part.
Date published: 2016-12-25

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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.