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Author Marozzi, Justin, 1970-

Title The way of Herodotus : travels with the man who invented history / Justin Marozzi.

Imprint Philadelphia : Da Capo Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  938.0072 H432Dm 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Description xv, 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333) and index.
Contents Introduction: Dog-headed men, gold-digging ants and flying snakes, or, Why we should all read Herodotus -- Turkey. Priestesses with beards ; Underwater Herodotus -- Iraq. Fools and wars ; Baghdad, evangelicals and mocking madmen ; Babylon -- Egypt. Memphis and Thebes : tall stories and self-immolating cats, or, No sex in temples, please, we're Egyptian ; Herodotus in Hollywood (and the Sahara) ; Cairo, mother of the world -- Greece. Athens, city hall of wisdom ; Herodotus meets Aristotle ; Thessaloniki : history on the front line ; An exorcism ; Lunch (and a good deal of Retsina) with Patrick Leigh Fermor ; 'Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!' ; Wassailing gods, pious priests and tearful monks.
Summary "During the classical age of Greece, Herodotus wrote the first great prose epic and became known through the ages as "the father of history." But he was much more than that. He was also the world's first travel writer, a pioneering geographer, anthropologist, explorer, moralist, investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, and enlightened multiculturalist. He was at once a learned professor and a tabloid journalist, a man of great wit and wisdom with an unfailing eye for fabulous material to inform and amuse, to titillate, horrify, and entertain"--Inside cover.
Subject Herodotus. History.
Marozzi, Justin, 1970- -- Travel -- Mediterranean Region.
Marozzi, Justin, 1970- -- Travel -- Iraq.
Herodotus. (OCoLC)fst00040347
Marozzi, Justin, 1970- (OCoLC)fst00462971
History (Herodotus) (OCoLC)fst01356346
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Mediterranean Region -- Description and travel.
Iraq -- Description and travel.
History, Ancient -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00958355
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
Mediterranean Region. (OCoLC)fst01239752
ISBN 9780306816215

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