Yale University Press, 1998

This study of Herodotus' Histories highlights the most important themes and narrative patterns of one of the richest and most thought-provoking works of prose ever written. The primary focus is on the Histories as a work of literature, though some attention is also given to the historical events it describes. Like all books in the Hermes series, it is designed for readers who may not have any previous background in classical studies.