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Stories of the East – Herodotus (1906)

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Stories of the East – Herodotus (1906)

S$112.00

Title: Stories of the East
Author: Herodotus, Alfred Church (trans & ed), several ancient illustrators
ISBN: –
Publisher: Seeley & Co, 1906
Condition: Hardcover, prize leather binding, extensive decoration on spine, “with illustrations from ancient fr

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Title: Stories of the East
Author: Herodotus, Alfred Church (trans & ed), several ancient illustrators
ISBN: –
Publisher: Seeley & Co, 1906
Condition: Hardcover, prize leather binding, extensive decoration on spine, “with illustrations from ancient frescoes & sculptures”. A bit of wear, but firmly bound and lovely. Gilt is very bright. All edges beautifully marbled.

About Herodotus (from wikipedia):

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.

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Contents

  • The Story of King Croesus
  • Croesus Consulteth the Oracles
  • King Croesus is Defeated
  • Croesus is Saved from Death
  • The Bringing Up of Cyrus
  • Cyrus Overthroweth Astyages
  • Cyrus Taketh Babylon
  • Cyrus Wars Against Massagetae
  • Manners of the Egyptians
  • Of Certain Kings of Egypt
  • Of Other Kings of Egypt
  • The Persians Conquer Egypt
  • Cambyses Maketh War
  • The False Smerdis is Slain
  • The Kingdom of Darius
  • Babylon Rebelleth
  • Darius Wars Against Scythians
  • Of the Scythians