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ISBN-13: 978-0199575992 ISBN-10: 0199575991 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199575991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199575992
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.4 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,037,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Built on a vast but unobtrusive bedrock of fine scholarship, its research up-to-date, its judgments and interpretations well-balanced, its obvious affection for its subject never getting in the way of a necessary correction, its tone as amused, ironic, and humane as Herodotus's own, this little volume is as near-perfect an introduction to the Father of History as one could hope for: the general readers for whom it is intended can count themselves lucky, and -- experto credite -- scholars may learn a thing or two from it as well. -- Peter Green, The New Republic


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Jennifer T. Roberts is Professor of Classics and History, City College of New York.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. B. Bernstein on October 16, 2011
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The noted classicist Jennifer T. Roberts provides here exactly what the title says -- a very short introduction to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. The book is clear, direct, and a pleasure to read. It covers the little we know about Herodotus' life, the writing and influence of his HISTORIES, and various central themes, such as the place of women in Herodotus' writing and in history generally (especially enlightening and useful), the patterns of storytelling in his great book, and Herodotus' pioneering study of ethnography. Strongly recommended as a reading before you tackle the HISTORIES, or excellent reading on its own.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Boland on September 11, 2012
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A friend of mine had this on her coffee table and I read parts of it. It's fine for what it is, but the original Herodotus is better. I recommend the Landmark Herodotus. The Landmark series of books greatly aid the non-specialist to read the great works of antiquity.
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Turns out that, despite the difficulty of working through translators, Herodotus did a pretty damn fair job of getting the message right. God, the Greeks were great!! We ignore them at our peril.
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