world, Herodotus’s The Histories is a dazzling contemporary account of the ancient world, translated from the Greek by Aubrey de Sélincourt. Herodotus: the Histories. Front Cover. Herodotus Bibliographic information. QR code for Herodotus Translated by, Aubrey De Sélincourt. Edition, revised. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Write a customer review. They had two daughters: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Any “period” piece will be a difficult read at least, for me but to understand history I believe you have to be willing to read the material that was written at the time. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. If all you want is a cheap copy of the Greek text, this book is fine, but if you want an English translation, you’re better off getting a more modern version.

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Aubrey was educated at the Dragon SchoolOxford, and at Rugby Schoolfrom where in he won an open classical scholarship to University College, Oxford. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


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The Greek historian was the first writer to employ the theories of the Milesian thinkers to history. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There is evidence that he declaimed them orally to audiences in rather formal performances, more like modern dramatic readings than reading silently to oneself.

He made over to Eurybiades five talents out of the thirty paid him, which he gave as if they came from himself; The Subject-Matter of The Histories 3. I strongly recommend this edition for anyone who is not already familiar with Shakespeare’s plays. The Greek text is fine; there’s not a whole lot of dispute as to the actual contents of Herodotus’ Histories, after all, and I found myself perfectly able to follow along with the professor and my fellow students.


He was a keen yachtsman, and wrote several books on sailing. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Guy was Bursar at Clayesmore School in Aubrey’s time there, and, like him, was a keen sailor and historian.

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