By David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, Aldo Corcella
Herodotus, one of many earliest and maximum of Western prose authors, set out within the overdue 5th century BC to explain the realm as he knew it - its peoples and their achievements, including the motives 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 remark by way of major students, initially released in Italian, has been totally revised through the unique authors and has now been edited for English-speaking readers via O. Murray and A. Moreno. it truly is designed to be used along the Oxford Classical textual content of Herodotus, and should substitute the century-old ancient remark of the way and Wells (1912) because the so much authoritative account of recent scholarship on Herodotus.
Books I-IV disguise 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 issues, with many digressions, are woven into an account of the growth of the Persian Empire and its kinfolk with the Greeks.
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A Commentary on Herodotus Books I-IV (Bks. 1-4) by David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, Aldo Corcella