The Resource Histories, Herodotus

Histories, Herodotus

Label
Histories
Title
Histories
Statement of responsibility
Herodotus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Translated with Notes by George Rawlinson. With an Introduction by Tom Griffith. Herodotus (c480-c425) is 'The Father of History' and his Histories are the first piece of Western historical writing. They are also the most entertaining. Why did Pheidippides run the 26 miles and 385 yards (or 42.195 kilometres) from Marathon to Athens? And what did he do when he got there? Was the Battle of Salamis fought between sausage-sellers? Which is the oldest language in the world? Why did Leonidas and his 300 Spartans spend the morning before the battle of Thermopylae combing their hair? Why did every Babylonian woman have to sit in the Temple of Aphrodite until a man threw a coin into her lap, and how long was she likely to sit there? And what is the best way to kill a crocodile? This wide-ranging history provides the answers to all these fascinating questions as well as providing many fascinating insights into the Ancient World
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Summary
Provides a new translation of the classic account of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia, and of the culture of the peoples who took part
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286341
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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484-420? B.C
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Herodotus,
Dewey number
938.03
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1952-
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  • Waterfield, Robin
  • Dewald, Carolyn
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True
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Greece
Target audience
adult
Label
Histories, Herodotus
Link
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11406078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781848704831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11406078
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11406078
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Histories, Herodotus
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11406078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781848704831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11406078
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11406078
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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