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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Herodotus' The Histories, the earliest account of the rise and fall of the Persian Empire.
As an account of the events and causes of the Greco-Persian Wars, The Histories serve as an invaluable record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes between the cultures in Western Asia, Northern Africa, and Greece at that time. Moreover, the work established the genre and study of history in the Western world, earning Herodotus the title "The Father of History." This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Herodotus' classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:
- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As
The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.