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By David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, Aldo Corcella

Herodotus, one of many earliest and maximum of Western prose authors, set out within the past due 5th century BC to explain the realm as he knew it - its peoples and their achievements, including the explanations and process the good wars that introduced the Greek towns into clash with the empires of the close to East. every one next iteration of historians has sought to take advantage of his textual content and to degree their wisdom of those cultures opposed to his phrases.

This observation by means of top students, initially released in Italian, has been absolutely revised by means of the unique authors and has now been edited for English-speaking readers by way of O. Murray and A. Moreno. it's designed to be used along the Oxford Classical textual content of Herodotus, and should substitute the century-old historic remark of ways and Wells (1912) because the so much authoritative account of contemporary scholarship on Herodotus.

Books I-IV conceal 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 family members with the Greeks.

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