Tom Holland has brought a mass readership to classical history with books like In the Shadow of the Sword and Persian Fire. Now he has produced a magisterial new translation of one of the ancient world’s most fascinating books. Written in the fifth century BC, The Histories tells of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city states as well as being full of bizarre stories which account for much of what we know about the world he lived in. Tom Holland’s translation is fresh and modern, showing us what a great storyteller Herodotus was and how curious, quirky and funny he could be.
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