A Commentary on Herodotus Books I-IV

A Commentary on Herodotus Books I-IV

David Asheri

Herodotus, one of many earliest and maximum of Western prose authors, set out within the past due 5th century BC to explain the realm as he knew it - its peoples and their achievements, including the reasons and process the nice wars that introduced the Greek towns into clash with the empires of the close to East. every one next new release of historians has sought to take advantage of his textual content and to degree their wisdom of those cultures opposed to his phrases.

This observation via best students, initially released in Italian, has been totally revised through the unique authors and has now been edited for English-speaking readers by means of O. Murray and A. Moreno. it's designed to be used along the Oxford Classical textual content of Herodotus, and may change the century-old old remark of ways and Wells (1912) because the such a lot authoritative account of contemporary scholarship on Herodotus.

Books I-IV conceal the heritage and cultures of Lydia, Egypt, Persia, and the nomads of Scythia and North Africa, of their contacts with the Greeks from legendary occasions to the beginning of the 5th century BC; those subject matters, with many digressions, are woven into an account of the growth of the Persian Empire and its family members with the Greeks.

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