Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2011
Duration: 28 hours 34 minutes
Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. He wrote these accounts of the fifth-century-BC wars between the Greeks and Persians with a continuous awareness of the mythic and the wonderful, while laying bare the intricate human entanglements at their core.
In the instinctive empiricism that took him searching over much of the known world for information, in the care he took with sources and historical evidence, in his freedom from intolerance and prejudice, Herodotus virtually defined the rational, humane spirit that is the enduring legacy of Greek civilization.
Translated By: George Rawlinson