Stories from Herodotus

Stories from Herodotus

A Panorama of Events and Peoples of the Ancient World

by Glanville Downey (Translator), Enrico Arno (Illustrator)
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.
Second Printing, ©1965, Item: 86965
Library Binding, 158 pages
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From the dust jacket:

Over 2,000 years ago, a Greek named Herodotus wrote a book that became not only the first but one of the greatest of all modern histories, Historiai (Greek for Inquiries). It had two main themes: The first was a description of the known world, as seen by Herodotus in his wide travels. The second was the story of the Persian Wars, the struggle in which the independence of Greece was established.

Because the conflict between Greece and Persia was so decisive for the history of western civilization, Glanville Downey has selected most of the stories for this book from that portion of Herodotus' work. In his translation Dr. Downey effectively retains the artistic simplicity, the skill in portraiture, and the vivid description that have enabled Herodotus' book to survive the ages and earn for him the title "The Father of History."

Illustrator Enrico Arno's Greeks and Persians march through the pages of the book to provide the perfect complement to the text in mood, strength, and tasteful simplicity.


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