The Histories by Herodotus - Antique Leather Style Jackets
The Histories by Herodotus in an Antique Leather style book jacket. The Histories of Herodotus inaugurate Western history-writing in spectacular fashion with an exciting account of the war between Persians and Greeks which ushered in the era of Athenian supremacy and the golden age of Pericles. Traditionally known as the Father of History, Herodotus (484–424 BC) was the first man to tell a story in prose on the scale of the Iliad. With a powerful narrative style and a sharp eye for character, he recounts events swiftly and vividly, and drama is rarely far away. At the same time, he describes in detail the strange customs of the alien people involved – Medes, Persians, Egyptians – providing an invaluable social and historical record. Herodotus is not merely a story-teller; he is also political commentator, geographer, anthropologist and philosopher. The model and the source for later historians, this book is one of the founding classics of Western civilization.
This book is a clothbound hardcover volume published by Everyman’s Library, complete with silk reading-ribbons, acid-free, natural cream-colored paper, and European-style half-round spines. Each book is wrapped in a hand-folded jacket custom designed by Juniper Books.
Weight: 1.6 lb