Explore the climactic events of ancient Greece as Herodotus intended, with the Introduction to Herodotus’ The Persian Wars. This collection is perfect for both students and enthusiasts interested in reading these classic accounts in the original Greek for the first time. In addition to the Loeb Classical Library editions of Herodotus, this collection includes Cynthia W. Shelmderdine’s Introduction to Greek—a full curriculum for a first year course in classical Greek at the university level, complete with readings designed to kick-start comprehension of classic texts. Lastly, Edward Ross Wharton’s Etyma Graeca provides a vocabulary foundation in 5,000 words from which most all other classical Greek words are built.
In The Persian Wars, Herodotus, the “Father of History,” gives a rich, first-hand examination of the ancient world surrounding the rise and rule of the Persian Empire alongside a concise history and cultural background of Scythia and Egypt. This unprecedented historical work also features iconic accounts of the battles at Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis, worked into a narrative of conflicting ideals—Persian slavery versus Greek freedom. Herodotus, who spent much of his life traveling, was one of the most erudite historians of his time. His historical accounts and cultural depictions are based primarily on his personal experience and supplemented with his historical acumen.
The Introduction Series equips beginners to engage the likes of Plato, Homer, and Virgil in the original Greek and Latin. Each collection contains authoritative editions of the original language manuscript with an English translation, and a contemporary Greek/Latin language textbook as well as a basic lexicon, selected to fit the text at hand. It has never been easier for lovers of the classics to study these texts in their original language. Start using Logos, and discover the classics with the eyes of an expert.
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Herodotus (484–425 BC), born in what is now Turkey, is known as the “Father of History.” He spent most of his life traveling and wrote the most comprehensive historical works from his time, The Histories.