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    • Histories

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By John on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Histories

    • The Persian Wars
    • By: Herodotus, A. D. Godley Translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Herodotus was a Greek historian born in Halicarnassus, subject at the time of the great Persian Empire. He lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484 - c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Socrates. He is often referred to as "The Father of History", a title originally conferred by Cicero. Herodotus was the first historian known to have broken from Homeric tradition in order to treat historical subjects as a method of investigation, specifically by collecting his materials in a critical, systematic fashion and then arranging them into a chronological narrative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very Long

    • By Orchid on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $39.20

    • The Persian Wars, Volume 2

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    We enter directly into the intrigues between the Greeks and Persians. Darius, infuriated with Athens because of her support for the liberation of the Ionian Greeks, initiates the first invasion of Greece, which ends with the Athenian victory at Marathon. When Xerxes ascends the Persian throne a few years later, the war is resumed on a vastly greater scale. In some of the most wonderful prose of all time, Herodotus describes the events ending in the naval battle of Salamis and the clash of armies at Plataea.

    Regular price: $15.40

    • The Persian Wars

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 29 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Unquestionably, Herodotus has left mankind one of the world's greatest works of literature. The Persian Wars is part history, part geography, part anthropology...and completely entertaining. It possesses a charm that is legendary. But, over and above this, Herodotus has succeeded for all time in brilliantly expressing the conflict between the ideal of the free man defending his liberty within a state based on the rule of law, and that of the despot who bases his rule on brute force and whose subjects are considered slaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By HR LA on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $23.57

    • The Histories

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 27 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 382
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      4 out of 5 stars 224
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pater historiae: Latin, b/c who gets Greek jokes?

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The World's Oldest Short Stories

    • Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome
    • By: Herodotus, Theocritus, Petronius, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spirit World

    • By S. Creutz on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Histories

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    When it comes to classic literature, Histories by Herodotus is one of the masterpieces. In this classic, Herodotus tells of how a group of Greek states banded together to defeat the mighty Persian Empire. Throughout the story, Herodotus includes colorful descriptions of Egypt, as well as tales of lake dwellers in Europe and even a dog that can heal the ill and ants that dig gold from the earth.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Persian Wars, Volume 1

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    The Persian Wars is part history, part geography, part anthropology...and completely entertaining. It possesses a charm that is legendary. However, over and above this, Herodotus has succeeded for all time in brilliantly expressing the conflict between the ideal of the free man defending his liberty within a state based on the rule of law, and that of the despot who bases his rule on brute force and whose subjects are considered slaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Herodotus!

    • By Benedict on 03-16-04

    Regular price: $15.40

    • The Persian War from The Histories

    • By: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Roy Marsden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work. Translated by George Rawlinson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is great!

    • By Benedict on 01-18-04

    Regular price: $16.09