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Introduction 1: The world of Herodotus 2: Origins and the historian 3: Greeks and Persians at war 4: Herodotus as Ethnographer 5: Women in history, women in the histories 6: Herodotus and the divine 7: Herodotus as storyteller 8: Herodotus as historian

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Jennifer Roberts was educated at Yale and has taught since 1992 at the City University of New York, where she directs the doctoral program in Ancient History at the Graduate Center. She has published widely in the field of Greek history and historiography and has particular interests in ancient and modern democracy, Herodotus, Thucydides, and ancient warfare. She is particularly concerned with the history of attitudes towards social justice and its manifestations in government and law.

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Built on a vast but unobtrusive bedrock of fine scholarship, its research up-to-date, its judgments and interpretations well-balanced, its obvious affection for its subject never getting in the way of a necessary correction, its tone as amused, ironic, and humane as Herodotus's own, this little volume is as near-perfect an introduction to the Father of History as one could hope for: the general readers for whom it is intended can count themselves lucky, and -- experto credite -- scholars may learn a thing or two from it as well. -- Peter Green, The New Republic

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