You can read herodotus, with a commentary by herodotus in our library for absolutely free read various fiction books with us in our e-reader add your books to our library. Herodotus was a greek historian who was born in the 5th century bc in what is now modern-day bodrum in turkey (then part of the vast persian empire) a contemporary of thucydides, socrates, and euripides he is often called 'the father of history', initially by no less than cicero. Herodotus c484 bc-c429/425 bc greek historian introduction called the father of history by the roman philosopher marcus tullius cicero, herodotus is best known for his long and compelling prose account of life in greece, asia minor, and egypt which focuses on the causes and events of the greco-persian wars. A study of the logoi in book 5 of herodotus' histories cambridge: cambridge university press, 2007 from the publisher: reading herodotus is a 2007 text which represented a departure in herodotean scholarship: it was the first multi-authored collection of scholarly essays to focus on a single book of herodotus' histories.
The history of herodotus is divided into nine 'books' (we would call it chapters) each with a name of one of the nine muzes: book 1 is cleio, book 2 is euterpe, book 3 is thaleia, book 4 is melpomene, book 5 is terpsichore, book 6 is erato, book 7 is polymnia, book 8 ourania and book 9 calliope. Motivation for writing herodotus claims to have traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book, almost all of which covers territories of the persian empire. 30 out of 5 stars review of penguin classics herodotus by ryan mease on may 31, 2009 while i found the material entertaining and the translation laudable, i can't help but criticize the format of this work in light of similar, but better, editions.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. Book vi of the histories is one of herodotus' most varied books, beginning with the final collapse of the ionian revolt and moving on to the athenian triumph at marathon (490 bc) it also includes fascinating material on sparta, full of court intrigue and culminating in kleomenes' grisly death, and there is comedy too, with alkmeon's cramming clothes, boots, and even cheeks with gold dust. In book 3, passages 102 to 105, herodotus reports that a species of fox-sized, furry ants lives in one of the far eastern, indian provinces of the persian empire. Herodotus' book also contains ethnographic descriptions of the peoples that the persians have conquered, fairy tales, gossip, and legends the twenty-eight logoi.
Herodotus the hedgehog - jean-luc buquet, eerdmans books for young readers, (9780802854988), 2018 format: hardcover picture book rating: 1-5: (5 is an excellent or a starred review) 2. Macneal, herodotus: book i lanham and london, 1986 a radically idiosyncratic, but interesting, edition that reconstitutes text and spellings entirely based on ms a ( sic ) powell 1977. Herodotus, herodotus: the histories - herodotus book 5 review essay introduction london: penguin group, 2003 london: penguin group, 2003 in the start of the fifth book, herodotus tells of the beginning wars between the persians and the greeks.
To read the history (herodotus' only book) is to seek one's roots as a member of western democratic civilization it is in part a gripping and much revered tale of colossal confrontation between freedom-loving greek-speaking peoples (the athenians, spartans, and others) and the seemingly unstoppable forces of the persians. Herodotus (review) stewart flory herodotus' book is a single, unrevised ﬁrst draft that will underlie everything that happens from book 5 onward (113.
Herodotus' histories, book 5 summary and comments by jona lendering: thirteenth logos: the thracians (51-28) the fifth book marks the beginning of the wars between the persians and the greeks. Thoughts on book 5 of the histories of herodotus posted on march 12, 2017 by jgood book five is the pivot in the whole work, for it is now that we learn of the revolt of the ionian greeks against the persians, the event that prompted the persian invasion of the greek mainland and thus the battles of marathon, thermopylae, salamis, and plataea.
Omap of the aegean world beginning of the ionian revolt affairs in greece (528-55) in the next logos herodotus explains how the ionian greeks living in the achaemenid empire revolt against darius. Review: the histories user review - panos pippos - goodreads herodotus' histories are a very compelling read to the modern reader specifically the structure in which they are composed. Herodotus, as advertised, writes with a breezy, conversational, scandalous tone the histories can be confusing, and the events related in them are only sometimes of any real interest, but it's fun to just hang out and listen to herodotus tell stories. Simon hornblower, ed herodotus, histories book v cambridge university press, 2013 isbn 9780521703406 book 5 of herodotus' histories is a pivotal book, in which the narrative swings definitively toward fighting between greeks and persians it introduces athenian democracy and spartan kingship.