The father of history, as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to prevent the traces of human events from being
erased by time, Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries.
introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.