The Histories

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  • Paperback – 771 pages 
  • by Herodotus 
  • Penguin Books – 2003 

Herodotus of Halicarnassus—hailed by Cicero as the “Father of History”—composed his histories around 440 BC. The earliest surviving work of nonfiction, The Histories works its way from the Trojan War through an epic account of the war between the Persian empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC, recording landmark events that ensured the development of Western culture and still capture our modern imagination. Beautifully packaged this accessible translation makes Herodotus fresh and irresistible once more.