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Published: 23 June 2011

144 Pages | c. 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199575992

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Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Jennifer T. Roberts

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduction to the fifth century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation
  • Explores all aspects of his life and work, showing him to be an ethnographer, a tourist, a reporter, a narrator, and a historian
  • Examines his major work The Histories to reveal his critical thinking and lively storytelling in the time of the Greek Enlightenment
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series