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The Greek historians

M. I. Finley

The Greek historians

the essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius

by M. I. Finley

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 22-23.

    Statementselected and edited by M. I. Finley
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 501 p.
    Number of Pages501
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26887558M

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Herodotus’s History is an account of the Greco-Persian Wars (– BCE) and the story of the growth and organization of the Persian empire. Herodotus covers the empire’s geography, social structure, and history before describing the events which led to Xerxes ’ invasion of Greece and the Greek city-states uniting to defeat his army.

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