Herodoti Historia (Herodotus' Histories) (2 Volumes)
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1861. Oxonii (Johannes Henricus et Jacobus Parker). Greek
Both volumes rebound in handsome blue cloth binding with leather title strips on spine. Pale Blue endpapers (1st volume has property sticker of previous owners on front endpaper). Notes appear in Latin, but text appears in original greek. 2nd volume has no title page and appears to start on notes vii, text is complete however. Minimal markings inside, minimal speckles. A scarce couplet of books.
A wonderful storyteller, Herodotus filled the Histories with amusing anecdotes and dialogue, human details about the lives of important political figures, and a kaleidoscope of viewpoints from people of many lands. Magnificent in compass and enormously entertaining, the Histories is not only the leading source of original information for Greek history during the all-important period between 550 and 479 b.c., but also an artistic masterpiece that created a new genre of literature.