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Theodore

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  • The Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    Overall
    (269)
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    (118)
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    (117)

    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. In tales such as that of Gyges, who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and usurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians, Herodotus laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events.

    Jefferson says: "Fascinating and Well-Read History"
    "Whether this is true or not I can not say..."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Histories the most enjoyable?

    This book has great scope covering the geography, history, anthropology and zoology of the known world a the time. It covers Persia, Scythia, Egypt and Syria. There might be a thing or two about Greece also. Some of it might even be true. But the story is so compelling as not to matter, and Herodotus says as much many times.


    What about Bernard Mayes’s performance did you like?

    He sounds very much like my Oxfordian grandfather, if I had one.


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