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The Histories - Herodotus

The Histories

By: Herodotus, Paul Cartledge (Introduction by), Tom Holland (Transcribed by)

Paperback Published: 19th November 2014
ISBN: 9780140455397
Number Of Pages: 880

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'Herodotus, from Halicarnassus, here displays his enquiries, that human achievement may be spared the ravages of time, and that everything great and astounding, and all the glory of those exploits which served to display Greeks and barbarians alike to such effect, be kept alive - and additionally, and most importantly, to give the reason they went to war.'

So begins The Histories, the very first work of history and one of the most dramatic accounts of the ancient world ever written, brought to life again in Tom Holland's gripping new translation.

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Holland's text makes for energizing reading . . . unquestionably the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the last half-century . . . fast, funny, opinionated, clear and erudite . . . I am in awe of Tom Holland's achievement -- Edith Hall * TLS *
Tom Holland has been captivated by Herodotus since he was a child. His pleasure shines through his relaxed, idiomatic, expansive and often dramatic translation . . . He, like Herodotus, is a storyteller par excellence -- Peter Jones * New Statesman *
A labour of love . . . full of rattling good yarns . . . the minister for education should present each of his cabinet colleagues with a copy of Holland's admirable translation * Economist *

ISBN: 9780140455397
ISBN-10: 0140455396
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 19th November 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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