Herodotus' Histories Vol 1


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(4.6 stars; 106 reviews)

The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire is chronicled, and the causes for the conflict with Greece. Herodotus treats the conflict as an ideological one, frequently contrasting the absolute power of the Persian king with the democratic government of the Greeks. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia.)

(10 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Book 1, part 1 15:45 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 2 25:55 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 3 28:51 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 4 24:36 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 5 25:06 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 6 22:19 Read by Julie VW
Book 1, part 7 29:02 Read by Eric
Book 1, part 8 23:52 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 9 25:46 Read by Graham Redman
Book 1, part 10 39:52 Read by Graham Redman
Book 2, part 1 20:38 Read by ontheroad
Book 2, part 2 20:05 Read by ontheroad
Book 2, part 3 30:04 Read by Jc Guan
Book 2, part 4 24:50 Read by Jc Guan
Book 2, part 5 24:14 Read by hefyd
Book 2, part 6 25:02 Read by hefyd
Book 2, part 7 21:59 Read by hefyd
Book 2, part 8 31:20 Read by hefyd
Book 3, part 1 20:24 Read by Jennie Hughes
Book 3, part 2 21:02 Read by Jennie Hughes
Book 3, part 3 21:01 Read by David Leeson
Book 3, part 4 22:43 Read by David Leeson
Book 3, part 5 18:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 3, part 6 20:18 Read by Anne Cheng
Book 3, part 7 17:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Book 3, part 8 12:54 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews

very nicely read


(5 stars)

i think it is a good tranlation. thanks to the readers.

I greatly appreciate all the hard work of the readers! thank you


(5 stars)


(4 stars)

Graham Redmond's reading of books 1-5 is excellent.

everything from geography to horse lords


(5 stars)

Good reading but more consistency would be nice.


(4 stars)

Great book with good reading but it would be nice if readers kept consistent pronunciation of names. it can be a little annoying to hear some person or place name given a verity pronunciations by different readers from one chapter to the next.

Ring of Geiges?


(5 stars)

This covers the story of geiges. It doesn't say anything about the ring of geiges which is mentioned in Plato's republic?


(5 stars)

was great when and where are money and death and gold are the kingdoms come