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- DescriptionDebra Hamel's book is a lively introduction to The History of the Persian Wars , Herodotus' account of Persia's expansion under four kings - Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, and Xerxes - and its eventual collision with the city - states of Greece. The History can be a long slog for modern readers, but it is full of salacious tales about sex, violent death, divine prophecies, and cannibals. Following the structure of the original work, Hamel leads the reader through a colorful tour of the central stories that compose The History . She highlights the more interesting and important parts of the story while providing readers who are new to Herodotus with the background information necessary to appreciate the author's wide-ranging subject matter. At once academic and cheeky, the experience of this book is like Reading Herodotus while simultaneously consulting a history of Greece and a scholarly commentary on the text.
- Author BiographyDebra Hamel is an independent scholar and the author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece.
- Author(s)Debra Hamel
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication21/08/2012
- SubjectHistory: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note14, 5 black & white halftones, 9 black & white line drawings
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 13
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