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The Histories

Herodotus
Translated by Robin Waterfield
Edited with an introduction and notes by Carolyn Dewald

April 2008

ISBN: 9780199535668

848 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

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Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants. This superbly readable new translation is supplemented by expansive notes that provide readers the background that they need to appreciate the book in depth.

  • * A major new translation of the classic newly popularized by The English Patient

About the Author(s)

Herodotus

Translated by Robin Waterfield
Edited with an introduction and notes by Carolyn Dewald, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Southern California