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On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian

Paperback, 07/12/2017, £12.99

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 23/06/2011, £7.99
Jennifer Roberts introduces the background and writing of the 5th century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation. She discusses all aspects of his work, including his fascination with his origins; his travels; his interest in seeing the world; and the recurring themes of his work.


Paperback, 30/01/2003, £10.99
Describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. Frequently giving rise to colorful digressions, this book blends fact and legend to offer a compelling Greek view of the world of the fifth century BC.

Madness of Cambyses

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
Tells the story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia. This title take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe.


Paperback, 17/04/2008, £9.99
Originally published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.


Paperback, 25/09/2014, £9.99
The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. This book offers a translation of Herodotus' Histories.