Notes & Reviews:
Herodotus' Histories is considered to be the founding work of history in Western literature. The work was written in 440 BC in classical Greek. It records the ancient politics, geography, traditions, and cultures that flourished in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece during that time. Histories also serves as one of the primary accounts of the rise of the Persian Empire and the Greco-Persian wars. The work has been divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses of Greek mythology. The work in its entirety is presented on this 23-disc set. David Timson reads for this recording, and is accustomed to epics as he recently narrated The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire unabridged, which received critical acclaim.