Herodoti Halicarnassei Historia, siue Historiarvm Libri IX: qui inscribuntur Musae ; Ex velustis exemplaribus recogniti. Ctesiae Qvaedam

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Dec 21, 1570
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David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history.

Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama.

In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy.

"Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun. . . . Herodotus crowds his fresco-like pages with all shades of humanity. Whether Herodotus's view is 'tragic,' mythical, or merely common sense, it provided him with a moral salt with which the diversity of mankind could be savored. And savor it we do in David Grene's translation."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

"Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."—Peter Levi, New York Times Book Review

The Father of History deserves a place in all digital libraries. Delphiís Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Herodotus, in both Greek and English, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herodotusí life and works
* Features the complete HISTORIES, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text, with a detailed synoptic summary of each Book
* Includes Godleyís celebrated translation, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Herodotus
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Herodotusí works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation ñ ideal for students of Classical Greek
* Features a bonus biography - discover Herodotusí ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
THE HISTORIES

The Greek Text
PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK
CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT

Dual Text
DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT

The Biography
HERODOTUS by T. W. Lumb

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