A Commentary on Herodotus Books I-IV (Bks. 1-4) by David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, Aldo Corcella

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 factors and process the good wars that introduced the Greek towns into clash with the empires of the close to East. each one next iteration of historians has sought to exploit his textual content and to degree their wisdom of those cultures opposed to his phrases.

This remark via best students, initially released in Italian, has been absolutely revised by way of the unique authors and has now been edited for English-speaking readers by means of O. Murray and A. Moreno. it really is designed to be used along the Oxford Classical textual content of Herodotus, and should change the century-old old statement of the way and Wells (1912) because the so much authoritative account of recent scholarship on Herodotus.

Books I-IV conceal the background 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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