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A Commentary on Herodotus: With Introduction and Appendices Volume I (Books I-IV)

How, W. W.; Wells, J.

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ISBN 10: 0198143842 / ISBN 13: 9780198143840
Published by Oxford University Press, 1989
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Title: A Commentary on Herodotus: With Introduction...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Very Good

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Herodotus, referred to by Cicero and others as "the father of history," was the first to make the events of the past the subject of research and verification, and to relate their consequences to the present. In Histories, an account of the struggle between Persia and Greece from the time of Croesus to that of Xerxes, How and Wells show that there are frequent digressions that give a wealth of information about the customs and cultures of peoples foreign to the Greeks. Providing a standard commentary of the Histories, this two-volume work will interest scholars, although it is designed primarily for students. The authors offer short summaries introducing the subject matter of each section, a full introduction on Herodotus's life and style, and fifteen appendices that cover problems of text and content.

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W.W. How is at Merton College, Oxford. J. Wells is at Wadham College, Oxford.

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