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Book Number 2574 
Author Herodotus; Thomas Gaisford, ed. 
Title Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum Libri IX Codisem Sancrofti Manuscriptum. . . 
Date c. 1830 
Publisher Joseph Parker 
Place of Publication Oxford 
Edition Second edition.  
Volume Information Two volumes. 
Cover Contemporary full calf with triple-lined gilt border, spine in six gilt compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two and green morocco label on three, edges and endpapers marbled.  
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Size 8vo 
Condition An excellent copy, text is clean and crisp, in full decorative period calf. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. Volume 1. title, blank, i-xxxvii, (1), 1-587; Volume 2. title, blank, 589-1120, (2), index (73). 
Reference Dibdin II:28 (1825 edition). 
Translation Info  
Notes Text in Greek with some Latin. The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written in 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 travelled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The Histories is divided into nine books, each named after one of the Muses. The rise of the Persian Empire is chronicled, as are 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. Thomas Gaisford was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford as well as the dean of Christchurch. Among his numerous contributions to Greek literature may be mentioned Hephaestion's Encheiridion (1810), Po√ętae Graeci minores (1814-1820), Stobaeus' Florilegium (1822), Herodotus' Histories, with variorum notes (1824), Suidas' Lexicon (1834), Etymologicon magnum (1848), Eusebius's Praeparatio (1843), and Demonstratio evangelica (1852). In 1856, the Gaisford prize for Greek composition was established at Oxford to perpetuate his memory.  
Price (US$) 1000  
Short Description Book Classics; Book History General; Book Asia Middle East Iran 
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