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Herodotus, William Beloe. Jones & Company, 1831 - 489 pages. Appears in 359 books from 1705-2008. Page 142 - We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey.

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Herodotus, William 1756-1817 Beloe. BiblioBazaar, 26 серп. Herodotus was the inventor of universal history. Often called the Father of History, his histories are divided into nine books named after the nine muses. A native of Halicarnassus on the coast of Asia Minor (modern Bodrum, Turkey), he traveled extensively, writing lively descriptions of the lands he saw and the peoples he encountered. Herodotus set out to relate the story of the conflict of the Greeks of his own time against the "barbarian" Asiatic empire of Achaemenid Persia.

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Volume I (Books 1 and 2): multiple formats at archive. Volume II (Books 3 and 4): multiple formats at archive. Volume III (Books 5-7): multiple formats at archive. Volume IV (Books 8 and 9): multiple formats at archive. Herodotus: Histories (translation modernized), trans.

William Beloe, Herodotus. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

William Beloe (1756 – April 11, 1817) was an English divine and miscellaneous writer. Beloe was born at Norwich the son of a tradesman, and received a liberal education. After a day school in Norwich he was schooled under the Rev. Matthew Raine, who taught at Hartforth; and subsequently under Samuel Parr, whom he describes as "severe, wayward, and irregular".

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Herodotus epub download

ISBN13: 978-1113753885

ISBN: 1113753889

Author: William Beloe

Category: History

Language: English

Publisher: BiblioLife (September 20, 2009)

Pages: 334 pages

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Delaath
There is nothing like the Victorian translations of ancient classics, and in my opinion G. C. MacCaulay's 1890 translation of Herodotus is a stellar example of that premise.

His prose captures beautifully the majesty of Herodotus' storytelling, asking, as the King of Kings sets out on his march, "For what nation did Xerxes not lead out of Asia against Hellas?"

I can't recommend this translation highly enough. Sadly, the extensive footnotes are broken in this Kindle edition, with only the footnotes for the first book of each volume working as designed. Still, for the price one cannot complain. Great reading.
Delaath
There is nothing like the Victorian translations of ancient classics, and in my opinion G. C. MacCaulay's 1890 translation of Herodotus is a stellar example of that premise.

His prose captures beautifully the majesty of Herodotus' storytelling, asking, as the King of Kings sets out on his march, "For what nation did Xerxes not lead out of Asia against Hellas?"

I can't recommend this translation highly enough. Sadly, the extensive footnotes are broken in this Kindle edition, with only the footnotes for the first book of each volume working as designed. Still, for the price one cannot complain. Great reading.
Nagis
This is a review of Michael A. Flower's and John Marincola's commentary on Book IX of Herodotus's Histories for the Cambridge green and yellow series. Book IX is the final book of Herodotus's Histories and contains, among other things, Herodotus's accounts of the Battles of Plataea and Mycale, the immediate aftermath of the Persians' defeat in and withdrawal from mainland Greece, and the Siege of Sestos. F&M are particularly interested in showing how Book IX achieves closure for the Histories as a whole and how it prefigures the political-cultural landscape of the mid-late fifth century BC, when Herodotus was writing, so a reader interested in Herodotus's aspirations/agenda as a historian and author and how Herodotus's narrative anticipates later (particularly Athenian) historical developments will find this commentary particularly enlightening.

This edition consists of a 50 page introduction, 50 pages of Greek text, about 215 pages of commentary, four brief appendices occupying 11 pages, a very comprehensive bibliography of almost 20 pages (current through 2002), and two indexes (one for Greek terms, and one for general topics). The authors provide enough grammatical and lexical help that a student in his or her third or fourth year of studying Greek should be able to read Book IX with little difficulty using the commentary, and the majority of the notes in fact are primarily designed to help with translation. However, the discussions of literary and historical issues are fairly complex and clearly pitched to an advanced audience, so this edition is probably not suitable for a student reading Greek prose for the first time (Amy Barbour's classic textbook "Selections from Herodotus" or Blaise Nagy's more recent "Herodotus Reader" are better options in this respect). Unlike many modern commentaries on the works of ancient historians, the treatment of historiographic problems is balanced quite well with discussions of the literary qualities of Herodotus's text. Delineating Herodotus's appropriation of Homeric language and ideology, for example, is accorded just as much importance as evaluating the historical accuracy of Herodotus's narrative. Readers who are interested in Herodotus from either a literary critical angle or from a historical angle will therefore both find useful material in this commentary.

There are number of other features of this edition that are worthy of note. The introduction - in addition to containing the usual accounts of Herodotus's life and times, an overview of his style and techniques as an author/historian, a very brief reckoning of the manuscripts, and an analysis of the major themes, characters, and events of Book IX - also includes a concise guide to Herodotus's Ionic dialect, giving readers who are only familiar with Attic prose a handy aid for identifying and understanding Ionic forms. The four appendices provide Greek texts of and commentary on primary sources that complement the narrative of Book IX (i.e. Simonides' poem on Plataea, the putative dedication of the seer Teisamenus, and the so-called 'Oath of Plataea') as well as a list of the troops composing the Greek and Persian battle lines at Plataea.

It is not possible in a short review to enumerate all the different questions and issues F&M cover in their notes, but I will say that their commentary is one of the most wide-ranging, erudite, and thought-provoking that I have encountered in this or any other series of commentaries on ancient texts. It is one of the few commentaries on the market that attempts to address ALL aspects of a text in detail while still prioritizing providing grammatical help to the student-reader, and on the whole it succeeds remarkably well in doing so. Moreover, the commentary is composed in a very straight-forward and engaging style and is often quite entertaining. For example, as part of a note on Herodotus's account of the seer Hegesistratus, who had to escape a Spartan prison by mutilating his foot so that he could wrest it free from the chain that bound it, F&M remark (pg.177) with perfect aplomb: "Two physicians have confirmed for us that Hegesistratus could have survived and not bled to death before reaching Tegea".

In short, then, this commentary combines magisterial learning with judicious organization and presentation, and should definitely be read by anyone with a few years of Greek and a serious interest in Herodotus and Greek History.
Nagis
This is a review of Michael A. Flower's and John Marincola's commentary on Book IX of Herodotus's Histories for the Cambridge green and yellow series. Book IX is the final book of Herodotus's Histories and contains, among other things, Herodotus's accounts of the Battles of Plataea and Mycale, the immediate aftermath of the Persians' defeat in and withdrawal from mainland Greece, and the Siege of Sestos. F&M are particularly interested in showing how Book IX achieves closure for the Histories as a whole and how it prefigures the political-cultural landscape of the mid-late fifth century BC, when Herodotus was writing, so a reader interested in Herodotus's aspirations/agenda as a historian and author and how Herodotus's narrative anticipates later (particularly Athenian) historical developments will find this commentary particularly enlightening.

This edition consists of a 50 page introduction, 50 pages of Greek text, about 215 pages of commentary, four brief appendices occupying 11 pages, a very comprehensive bibliography of almost 20 pages (current through 2002), and two indexes (one for Greek terms, and one for general topics). The authors provide enough grammatical and lexical help that a student in his or her third or fourth year of studying Greek should be able to read Book IX with little difficulty using the commentary, and the majority of the notes in fact are primarily designed to help with translation. However, the discussions of literary and historical issues are fairly complex and clearly pitched to an advanced audience, so this edition is probably not suitable for a student reading Greek prose for the first time (Amy Barbour's classic textbook "Selections from Herodotus" or Blaise Nagy's more recent "Herodotus Reader" are better options in this respect). Unlike many modern commentaries on the works of ancient historians, the treatment of historiographic problems is balanced quite well with discussions of the literary qualities of Herodotus's text. Delineating Herodotus's appropriation of Homeric language and ideology, for example, is accorded just as much importance as evaluating the historical accuracy of Herodotus's narrative. Readers who are interested in Herodotus from either a literary critical angle or from a historical angle will therefore both find useful material in this commentary.

There are number of other features of this edition that are worthy of note. The introduction - in addition to containing the usual accounts of Herodotus's life and times, an overview of his style and techniques as an author/historian, a very brief reckoning of the manuscripts, and an analysis of the major themes, characters, and events of Book IX - also includes a concise guide to Herodotus's Ionic dialect, giving readers who are only familiar with Attic prose a handy aid for identifying and understanding Ionic forms. The four appendices provide Greek texts of and commentary on primary sources that complement the narrative of Book IX (i.e. Simonides' poem on Plataea, the putative dedication of the seer Teisamenus, and the so-called 'Oath of Plataea') as well as a list of the troops composing the Greek and Persian battle lines at Plataea.

It is not possible in a short review to enumerate all the different questions and issues F&M cover in their notes, but I will say that their commentary is one of the most wide-ranging, erudite, and thought-provoking that I have encountered in this or any other series of commentaries on ancient texts. It is one of the few commentaries on the market that attempts to address ALL aspects of a text in detail while still prioritizing providing grammatical help to the student-reader, and on the whole it succeeds remarkably well in doing so. Moreover, the commentary is composed in a very straight-forward and engaging style and is often quite entertaining. For example, as part of a note on Herodotus's account of the seer Hegesistratus, who had to escape a Spartan prison by mutilating his foot so that he could wrest it free from the chain that bound it, F&M remark (pg.177) with perfect aplomb: "Two physicians have confirmed for us that Hegesistratus could have survived and not bled to death before reaching Tegea".

In short, then, this commentary combines magisterial learning with judicious organization and presentation, and should definitely be read by anyone with a few years of Greek and a serious interest in Herodotus and Greek History.
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
I was actually pretty surprised when I first opened this book that I've wanted and sought after for a while..

I collect antique and 1st edition books, and while this sort of brings flashbacks of high school textbooks, the volume was printed in the 40's... And that being the case, the condition it's in looking as if it rolled off shelves last week, is really amazing to me. The copy I'd received was very clearly never opened or read by anyone before me. It's been waiting 70+ years to make its way to my bookshelf:)

What can I say, except It's my opinion that having a decent familiarity with Herodotus and how lucky the world is to have had him fill in the blanks of so much history that'd be otherwise long forgotten. The content of the book is amazing, and the quality, though not fancy or having any singular appearances, the fact it's a 70+ year old volume in mint condition having never been opened made tis purchase even better.
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
I was actually pretty surprised when I first opened this book that I've wanted and sought after for a while..

I collect antique and 1st edition books, and while this sort of brings flashbacks of high school textbooks, the volume was printed in the 40's... And that being the case, the condition it's in looking as if it rolled off shelves last week, is really amazing to me. The copy I'd received was very clearly never opened or read by anyone before me. It's been waiting 70+ years to make its way to my bookshelf:)

What can I say, except It's my opinion that having a decent familiarity with Herodotus and how lucky the world is to have had him fill in the blanks of so much history that'd be otherwise long forgotten. The content of the book is amazing, and the quality, though not fancy or having any singular appearances, the fact it's a 70+ year old volume in mint condition having never been opened made tis purchase even better.
Eigeni
Best history writer ever!!!
Great narrator, relates different points of view and different versions of events, tells the reader (or listener: he read his nine books out loud at the Olypmics) what he thinks and what his sources told him. Believe it or not; here is what I heard, you decide if it was so.
Sweeping narrative: origins of the Greco-Persian Wars in the mists of time: the abduction of Helen, the Egyptian point of view, the beginnings of conflict between Europe and Asia; Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Cyrus, the Scythians, Darius, Xerxes, amazing and spellbinding in its scope and grandeur
Eigeni
Best history writer ever!!!
Great narrator, relates different points of view and different versions of events, tells the reader (or listener: he read his nine books out loud at the Olypmics) what he thinks and what his sources told him. Believe it or not; here is what I heard, you decide if it was so.
Sweeping narrative: origins of the Greco-Persian Wars in the mists of time: the abduction of Helen, the Egyptian point of view, the beginnings of conflict between Europe and Asia; Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Cyrus, the Scythians, Darius, Xerxes, amazing and spellbinding in its scope and grandeur
Siatanni
Herodotus is mostly about wars that were fought during his time of writing. It is slow reading, because of the way it was written. We don't talk like that nowadays.

He gives some insight into the Kings he wrote about and how cruel most Kings could be. The Persians (Includes the Babylonians and Medes) invented crucifixion and the Romans used it. There are many interesting stories in the text, but you have to read a lot to get them. It seems he had gained a reputation as a historian and was received almost everywhere he went. He sheds a lot of light on the Oracles of Prophecy that many went to for guidance.

There are a lot of mentions about the Phoenicians and Carthaginians I am researching. The Phoenicians were involved in war a lot more than one would think, being traders.

He tells about the Amazon women and how they fought like men. It is worth the effort, if you like history.
Siatanni
Herodotus is mostly about wars that were fought during his time of writing. It is slow reading, because of the way it was written. We don't talk like that nowadays.

He gives some insight into the Kings he wrote about and how cruel most Kings could be. The Persians (Includes the Babylonians and Medes) invented crucifixion and the Romans used it. There are many interesting stories in the text, but you have to read a lot to get them. It seems he had gained a reputation as a historian and was received almost everywhere he went. He sheds a lot of light on the Oracles of Prophecy that many went to for guidance.

There are a lot of mentions about the Phoenicians and Carthaginians I am researching. The Phoenicians were involved in war a lot more than one would think, being traders.

He tells about the Amazon women and how they fought like men. It is worth the effort, if you like history.
Gavinrage
This book is a translation of ancient Mediterranean travels written by Greek Herodotus ~ 450-420 B.C. This is a marvelous translation of Herodotus history and the goings on of his times. Herodotus seems to be a careful observer of the events of people and countries of those times.

The difficulty I had with the book was the city names most of which no longer exist or have changed their name. I wish I could have had a map of their locations.

Read this book!
Gavinrage
This book is a translation of ancient Mediterranean travels written by Greek Herodotus ~ 450-420 B.C. This is a marvelous translation of Herodotus history and the goings on of his times. Herodotus seems to be a careful observer of the events of people and countries of those times.

The difficulty I had with the book was the city names most of which no longer exist or have changed their name. I wish I could have had a map of their locations.

Read this book!
Gogal
A literal classic of history. At first I was bothered by the constant asides and side stories, but I've come to love them. There are so many cool, small stories littered throughout this massive history. I highly recommend this if you want to get a perspective on how the ancients saw their own history.
Gogal
A literal classic of history. At first I was bothered by the constant asides and side stories, but I've come to love them. There are so many cool, small stories littered throughout this massive history. I highly recommend this if you want to get a perspective on how the ancients saw their own history.