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The Folio Society, London, 1992. The book is in like new condition, with no marks or damage to the slipcase or the boards. The book includes an introduction by Antonia Fraser, as well as 10 lovely black and white plates and the board covers by Paul Hogarth.


Herodotus (c. 484 – 425/413 BCE) was a Greek writer who created the founding work of history in Western literature. Written in 430BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Greece, Western Asia and Northern Africa at that time.


Although not a fully impartial record, it remains one of the West's most important sources regarding these affairs. Moreover, it established the genre and study of history in the Western world (despite the existence of historical records and chronicles beforehand).


Herodotus Histories by Henry Cary

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