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Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals): His Problems, by K. H. Waters PDF

By K. H. Waters

ISBN-10: 0415744938

ISBN-13: 9780415744935

ISBN-10: 0415744946

ISBN-13: 9780415744942

The paintings of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ‘the father of history’, differs in lots of methods from that of recent historians, and it poses exact difficulties to the coed.


Herodotos’ historical past of the Persian Wars, written within the moment 1/2 the 5th century BC, used to be either the 1st test at a finished historical past and the 1st long prose narrative within the Western cultural culture. there has been a virtually overall loss of written historic proof in Greece on the time, and the audiences who paid to listen to Herodotos’ lectures additionally anticipated historic dramatizations, and loved descriptive fabric and anecdotes that this present day will be relegated to notes.


In Herodotus the Historian, first released in 1985, K.H. Waters bargains a finished creation to Herodotus’ history, goals, and techniques. In a full of life, informative kind, this paintings deals a level-headed method of an historian who has excited a few severe reactions and incited controversy between smooth readers.

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