Stories from Herodotus (1911)

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Stories from Herodotus (1911)

S$106.00

Title: Stories from Herodotus
Author: H. L. Havell
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co, London, 1911.
Condition: Decorative cloth. Very good. Covers clean and bright. Very slight fraying to top of spine, barely noticeable. Pages slightly foxed. No markings. With black and white plates.

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Description

About the book:

Stories from Herodotus, retold for children.

Contents:

  1. Croesus, King of Lydia
  2. Cyrus the Persian
  3. The Treasury of Rhampsinitus
  4. Cambyses the Madman
  5. Polycrates, Tyrant of Samos
  6. How Darius Became King
  7. Of the Greek Physician who Healed Darius
  8. The Devotion of Zopyrus
  9. How Darius Made War on Scythia
  10. Cypselus of Corinth and Periander his Son
  11. Tales of Sparta
  12. Tales of Athens
  13. The Revolt of Ionia
  14. Marathon
  15. The Invasion of Xerxes

About Herodotus (from Wiki):

The father of history as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well versed in the classics.

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, and lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC). He has been called the “Father of History” since he was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories — his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced — is a record of his “inquiry” (or ἱστορία historía, a word that passed into Latin and took on its modern meaning of history), being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information.