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Author Hamel, Debra.
Title Reading Herodotus : a guided tour through the wild boars, dancing suitors, and crazy tyrants of the History / Debra Hamel.
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, ©2012.
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 Floor2  D58.H473 H36 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-316) and index.
Contents How to destroy a mighty empire: the story of Croesus of Lydia -- Cannibals and conquests: the story of Cyrus the Great -- Horny goats and medicinal urine: the Egyptian logos -- Madness and mummies: the reign of Cambyses -- Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Mediterranean: the stories of Polycrates and Periander -- Earless imposters and randy mounts: the early reign of Darius the Great -- The trouble with nomads: Darius' Scythian campaign -- Stuttering colonists and lousy deaths: the Libyan logos -- Tattooed slaves and ousted tyrants: post-Pisistratid Athens and the Ionian revolt -- Miltiades, madness, and Marathon: the first Persian War -- Feats of engineering and doomed valor: the Second Persian War to the Battle of Thermopylae -- Trial by trireme: the Battles at Artemisium and Salamis -- Concluding scenes: the Battles of Plataea and Mycale and the siege of Sestus
Subject Herodotus. History.
ISBN 142140656X (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781421406558 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9781421406565 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781421407159 (electronic)
1421406551 (hardback : alkaline paper)
1421407159 (electronic)
OCLC number 772528316