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Mon Apr 03 02:03:15 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The History Of Herodotus, by Herodotus This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) Author: Herodotus Translator: G.
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Macaulay Release Date: July, 2001 [Etext #2707] Posting Dare: December 21, 2009 Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS *** Produced by John Bickers, Dagny, and David Widger THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS By Herodotus Translated into English by G.
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Macaulay IN TWO VOLUMES VOLUME I. {e Herodotou diathesis en apasin epieikes, kai tois men agathois sunedomene, tois de kakois sunalgousa}.Dion.
Halic. {monos ’Erodotos ’Omerikhotatos egeneto}.Longinus. PREPARER’S NOTE This text was prepared from an edition dated 1890, published by MacMillan and Co., London and New York. Greek text has been transliterated and marked with brackets, as in the opening citation above. PREFACE If a new translation of Herodotus does not justify itself, it will hardly be justified in a preface; therefore the question whether it was needed may be left here without discussion.
The aim of the translator Mon Apr 03 02:03:15 2017 2 has been above all things faithfulnessfaithfulness to the manner of expression and to the structure of sentences, as well as to the meaning of the Author.
At the same time it is conceived that the freedom and variety of Herodotus is not always best reproduced by such severe consistency of rendering as is perhaps desirable in the case of the Epic writers before and the philosophical writers after his time: nor again must his simplicity of thought and occasional quaintness be reproduced in the form of archaisms of language; and that not only because the affectati...





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