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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herodotus Narrator: Roy Marsden Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work. Translated by George Rawlinson. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ems | 2/28/2011

    " I have read this book over and over again for going on six years now, and I'm still finding interesting little snippets of information. Best of all it still makes me laugh!

    Herodotus certainly tells a good, if a times perhaps a little tall, tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 2/6/2011

    " History written from a very different cultural perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 1/23/2011

    " Amazing insight into the Persian War and just general life and beliefs in Ancient Greece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamey | 1/18/2011

    " Herodotus is wonderful. David Greene, not so much. His translation is conventional, unimaginative, clunky, hard to follow, and snooty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/15/2011

    " Not as eloquent as the original Greek but what can you do? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/1/2011

    " Essential reading for anyone interested in Greek history. Herodotus is perhaps the world's first historian. "

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Author Herodotus

Herodotus was born in 484 or 485 BC at Halicarnassus, a Greek colony on the coast of Asia Minor, now Turkey. When the colonies were freed from the Persian yoke, he left his native town and traveled extensively. He collected historical, geographical, ethnological, mythological, and archaeological material for his history, which was designed to record not only the wars but the causes of the wars between Greece and the barbarians. Cicero called him “the father of history.”