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Mar 25, 1997
| ISBN 9780375400612
Jan 21, 2015
| ISBN 9780375712715
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Mar 25, 1997 | ISBN 9780375400612
Jan 21, 2015 | ISBN 9780375712715
Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition’s most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges—who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians—he laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events. In his love for the stranger, more marvelous facts of the world, he infused his magnificent history with a continuous awareness of the mythic and the wonderful.
Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, in the fifth century B.C. Called the Father of History, he wrote the first comprehensive attempt at secular narrative history, long considered the starting point of Western… More about Herodotus
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