Herodotus (Google eBook)

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Jones & Company, 1831 - Greece - 489 pages
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User Review  - Roisin - Goodreads

If you like ancient history and want to read what was written about the people of North/East Africa, the Greek, and Roman World then read Herodotus. He travelled around such places as Egypt, Asia ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vasilis Kanatas - Goodreads

Herodotus was the father of history. This is the first ever history book of the ancient years. I'm reading it every Summer! It is one of my greatest pleasures... Read full review

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Page 71 - And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; and the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Page 244 - And the people gave a shout, saying, "It is the voice of a god and not of a man." And immediately the Angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
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