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  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (18 Feb 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848168861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848168862
  • ASIN: 0521281946
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Selections from Herodotus' History which follow the events of the great war between the Greeks and the Persians. The translated extracts include Herodotus' descriptions of the preparations for war and of the great land- and sea-battles which took place. Linking commentaries explain Greek and Persian strategies and battle manoeuvres.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Timotheos on 1 July 2008
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This is a 1982 textbook for those sitting the GCSE Classical Civilisation exam. It is still utilised by the OCR Board for one of their ten literature topics. Until recently it has been very difficult to obtain, but is now available again in a digital reprint (2008).

It covers the Persian War as described in Books 5-9 of Herodotus' Histories. To simplify the subject for schoolchildren, only the key sections are translated, and even these may be subject to abridgment. Shepherd provides a useful introduction and writes his own bridging passages to cover missing sections. The translation is not as entertaining as that by Robin Waterfield (ISBN 0192824252) but it is better adapted to a younger audience being introduced to Herodotus for the first time.

Alas, Amazon continue to confuse this book with Rawlinson's complete translation of Herodotus' Histories, 'The Persian Wars', as revealed by their links to 'Other Editions'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Babsn on 29 Nov 2012
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This book is very well laid out and clearly written. It is accessible to students and adults alike. There are useful maps and glossary. The introduction is very informative.
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This was purchased as a Christmas present and the recipient seemed thrilled to have it as an addition to her reference library.
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