Histories (Herodotus)

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English-language translations of
Ιστορίαι (Histories)

by Herodotus

The Histories (also known as The History) of Herodotus, is now considered the founding work of history in Western literature. Written in the 450s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time. Although not a fully impartial record, it remains one of the West's most important sources regarding these affairs. Moreover, it established the genre and study of history in the Western world (despite the existence of historical records and chronicles beforehand).

English-language translations of Ιστορίαι include: