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The History
Title:The History
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0226327701
Number of Pages:710

Epic book online Books by: Herodotus, Peter Grene David Grene one of the best known translators of the Greek classics splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus the father of history br br Here is the historian investigating and judging what he has seen heard and read and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past In his i History i the war between the Greeks and Persians the origins of their enmity and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama br br In Grene s remarkable translation and commentary we see the historian as a storyteller combining through his own narration the skeletal historical facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy br br Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun Herodotus crowds his fresco like pages with all shades of humanity Whether Herodotus s view is tragic mythical or merely common sense it provided him with a moral salt with which the diversity of mankind could be savored And savor it we do in David Grene s translation Thomas D Evelyn i Christian Science Monitor i br br Grene s work is a monument to what translation intends and to what it is hungry to accomplish Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer Peter Levi i New York Times Book Review br br i

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