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The Persian War (Translations from Greek & Roman Authors) By Herodotus William Shepard William Shepherd,

  • Title: The Persian War (Translations from Greek & Roman Authors)
  • Author: Herodotus William Shepard William Shepherd
  • ISBN: 9780521281942
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Selections from Herodotus History which follow the events of the great war between the Greeks and the Persians The translated extracts include Herodotus descriptions of the preparations for war and of the great land and sea battles which took place Linking commentaries explain Greek and Persian strategies and battle manoeuvres Background information on the ships andSelections from Herodotus History which follow the events of the great war between the Greeks and the Persians The translated extracts include Herodotus descriptions of the preparations for war and of the great land and sea battles which took place Linking commentaries explain Greek and Persian strategies and battle manoeuvres Background information on the ships and on the soldiers fighting in the war is also given.
    The Persian War Translations from Greek Roman Authors Selections from Herodotus History which follow the events of the great war between the Greeks and the Persians The translated extracts include Herodotus descriptions of the preparations for war and of

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    1. I d enjoyed Thucydides in college but had avoided Herodotus because he was not cited as being as reliable as a source Applying for work at a great books college which required Herodotus, however, got me to read the thing and it turned out to be much, much interesting than expected.While Thucydides comes across as a recognizable historian, Herodotus comes across as an elderly, well travelled storyteller Many of his accounts, including his explanation of the ultimate causes of the Persian War, ar [...]

    2. This book is one of the greatest gems of antiquity a treasure trove of story piled upon enticing story which is a pure delight to read The themes are rich, the drama engrossing, and the twists and turns full of irony, and often humor To be sure, Herodotus fondness for storytelling frequently gets the better of him his digressions are many, and infamous for their multilayered depth But once you get used to it, and provided you take a decent set of notes as you read or an index of names at the ver [...]

    3. Awesome story about the rise of the Persian empire and the epic heroism of the Greeks in defending their homeland Although Herodotus exaggerates a lot, it makes the story interesting so long as you take what he says with a grain of salt I liked how this story offered an exciting new perspective on biblical era history.

    4. This was the second time for me and this remains one of my favorite books of all time It provides incredible insights into the ancient world that gave rise to the one we live in Not much ever changes It is full of sex, violence and other things to nasty to mention I never found it dull While I loved Thucydides and Xenophon, the Persian Wars remains the most compelling of the three.

    5. It was ok I m a total douche for having nothing but that to say about Herodotus Admitted I know a bit about things, but it wasn t much fun Douche cred achieved x 10.

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