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The History (Great Minds)
Title:The History (Great Minds)
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ISBN:0879757779
Number of Pages:613

The Best Bookstore Online Over 6 million PDF and 4.5 million eBooks to download now. Books by: Herodotus, Henry Francis Cary Herodotus of Halicarnassus was born about BCE amp died some years later He traveled over much of the known ancient world making trips to places such as southern Italy lower Egypt amp the Caucasus His great i History i the st major prose work in world literature is an account of his world at the time of the Persian Wars The book here ably translated by University of Chicago scholar David Grene earned Herodotus the epithet The Father of History in ancient times He distinguishes between the things seen with his own eyes amp those of which he had only heard But he was often too credulous of things told to him by his peers along the way for which reason his younger contemporary Thucydides called him The Father of Lies Renowned in his own time for his humanity amp wide ranging curiosity Herodotus shows an insatiable appetite for both useful information amp a good yarn i The History i is a starting point for any student of the past

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