The Histories


653 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 0140440348


Language: English

Publish: August 30, 1954

Herodotus’ Histories is the first great prose work in European literature. Its main theme is the heroic and successive struggle of a small and divided Greege against the mighty empire of Persia – with its underlying conflict between the absolutism of the East and the free institutions of the West. Herodotus has been called the Father of Lies as well as the Father of History; but it was a feature of his method, when evidence was lacking, to record popular belief and the result is one of the most entertaining books in the world.

Leave a Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *