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Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction


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Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction - Roberts, Jennifer T.
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Herodotus has come to be respected by most scholars as a responsible and important historian. Herodotus was both a critical thinker and a lively storyteller, a traveller who was both tourist and anthropologist. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined to discover the causes of the wars between Greece and Persia and to explain them to his fellow Greeks. In his hands, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, with their vast hosts, made for ...

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199575992