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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories tells the story of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus travelled extensively around the ancient... more...
- Random House Struik 2013; US$ 13.00
A hilarious account of South Africa?s past, from the dawn of humankind to the present, The Unauthorised History of South Africa is irreverent and politically incorrect. You don?t have to be a ?history buff? or know anything about South Africa to appreciate this comedic take on our past. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
The History by Herodotus is a classic masterpiece that is considered to be the very first work of history. The narrative details the war that took place between Persians and Greek city-states. The conflict between the two factions has been described on an ideological basis. An engrossing insight into the rise of Persian Empire. Informative! more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
In this vastly informative and engaging piece, Herodotus has covered the vast history, culture and the greatness of Egypt. Carefully separating the facts from the myths, he has painted a stunning picture, from the religious rituals, to the culture and language. The unity of his work further gratifies the historical records. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
A king who would be worshipped as a god... When Xerxes, King of Persia, crosses the Hellespont at the head of a formidable army, it seems inevitable that Greece will be crushed beneath its might. But the Greeks are far harder to defeat than he could ever have imagined. As storms lash the Persian ships, and sinister omens predict a cruel... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
So much of what we know of the Ancient World comes from Herodotus (c.490 BC - c.420 BC) that he will always remain the greatest of historians. But in addition such a large part of the entertainment value of the Ancient World comes from his enormous, omnivorous, sometimes credulous appetite for stories of distant lands and strange creatures. Great... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available
One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colourful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of... more...