Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals): His Problems, by K. H. Waters

By K. H. Waters

The paintings of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ‘the father of history’, differs in lots of methods from that of recent historians, and it poses particular difficulties to the scholar.

Herodotos’ historical past of the Persian Wars, written within the moment half the 5th century BC, used to be either the 1st try out at a entire heritage and the 1st long prose narrative within the Western cultural culture. there has been a nearly overall loss of written old facts in Greece on the time, and the audiences who paid to listen to Herodotos’ lectures additionally anticipated ancient dramatizations, and loved descriptive fabric and anecdotes that at the present time will be relegated to notes.

In Herodotus the Historian, first released in 1985, K.H. Waters bargains a accomplished creation to Herodotus’ historical past, goals, and strategies. In a full of life, informative kind, this paintings bargains a level-headed method of an historian who has excited a few severe reactions and incited controversy between sleek readers.

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