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HERODOTUS: Histories (Unabridged)

In this, the first prose history in European civilisation, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia. Here are not only the great battles—Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis—but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of destiny at work.



Disc 1

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Histories of Herodotus 00:08:07
2.   Play with flash player Now it happened that this Candaules was in love… 00:10:08
3.   Play with flash player In this way he carried on the war with the Milesians… 00:10:31
4.   Play with flash player When all these conquests had been added… 00:10:09
5.   Play with flash player Now it chanced that while he was making… 00:09:46
6.   Play with flash player At the end of this time the grief of Croesus was… 00:09:32
7.   Play with flash player Of all the answers that had reached him… 00:10:43
8.   Play with flash player Such was the prophecy uttered under a divine… 00:08:17


Disc 2

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Such was the man's account of what he had seen. 00:08:31
2.   Play with flash player Afterwards, on the refusal of Alyattes to give up his… 00:10:17
3.   Play with flash player Thus the siege began. Meanwhile Croesus, thinking… 00:10:14
4.   Play with flash player Then, the Lydians say that Croesus… 00:10:38
5.   Play with flash player The Lydians have very nearly the same customs… 00:11:39
6.   Play with flash player The distance from Lake Maeotis to the river Phasis… 00:12:05
7.   Play with flash player When the boy was in his tenth year… 00:13:02


Disc 3

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Afterwards, when Cyrus grew to manhood… 00:08:41
2.   Play with flash player Thus after a reign of thirty - five years, Astyages… 00:10:53
3.   Play with flash player Immediately after the conquest of Lydia… 00:10:02
4.   Play with flash player These, then, were all the Aeolian cities… 00:10:45
5.   Play with flash player Meanwhile Mazares, after he had recovered Pactyas… 00:11:41
6.   Play with flash player The Caunians, in my judgment, are dwellers there… 00:08:25
7.   Play with flash player The city is divided into two portions by the river… 00:07:33
8.   Play with flash player She gave orders for the hewing of immense blocks… 00:07:17


Disc 4

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Among many proofs which I shall bring forward… 00:08:32
2.   Play with flash player The Babylonians have one most shameful custom. 00:08:34
3.   Play with flash player Now concerning the matter in hand, my judgment… 00:10:20
4.   Play with flash player Book Two: Euterpe 00:08:30
5.   Play with flash player From Heliopolis to Thebes is nine days' sail… 00:10:27
6.   Play with flash player My judgment as to the extent of Egypt is confirmed… 00:10:20
7.   Play with flash player No other information on this head could I obtain… 00:09:23
8.   Play with flash player Concerning Egypt itself I shall extend my remarks… 00:09:27


Disc 5

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Such Egyptians as possess a temple of the Theban… 00:10:41
2.   Play with flash player Almost all the names of the gods came into Greece… 00:10:44
3.   Play with flash player At Heliopolis and Buto the assemblies… 00:12:06
4.   Play with flash player In the neighbourhood of Thebes… 00:12:32
5.   Play with flash player The Egyptians are averse to adopt Greek customs… 00:09:42
6.   Play with flash player The former of these two cities… 00:10:03
7.   Play with flash player The king then returned to his own land… 00:11:27


Disc 6

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In these places Homer shows himself acquainted… 00:11:10
2.   Play with flash player When it came to the king's ears that the thief's body… 00:10:13
3.   Play with flash player After Chephren, Mycerinus (they said), son of… 00:09:46
4.   Play with flash player He was succeeded on the throne… 00:11:14
5.   Play with flash player It is open to all to receive whichever he may prefer… 00:12:32
6.   Play with flash player I have already made mention more than once… 00:11:39
7.   Play with flash player The cantons of the Calascirians are different… 00:11:01


Disc 7

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player To the other temples of much note… 00:06:13
2.   Play with flash player Book Three: Thalia 00:11:41
3.   Play with flash player On the field where this battle was fought… 00:12:38
4.   Play with flash player The Icthyophagoi on reaching this people… 00:11:38
5.   Play with flash player And now Cambyses, who even before had not been… 00:10:43
6.   Play with flash player Many other wild outrages of this sort did Cambyses… 00:11:59
7.   Play with flash player The Corinthians likewise very willingly lent… 00:11:09


Disc 8

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player This was the first expedition into Asia… 00:10:21
2.   Play with flash player At this time he said no more; but twenty days… 00:10:44
3.   Play with flash player Otanes, when he saw Darius so hot… 00:10:05
4.   Play with flash player And now when five days were gone… 00:10:05
5.   Play with flash player And now, when the morning broke, the six Persians… 00:10:51
6.   Play with flash player The way in which the Indians get the plentiful… 00:09:32
7.   Play with flash player Now with respect to the vipers and the winged… 00:08:02
8.   Play with flash player Of the seven Persians who rose up… 00:08:28


Disc 9

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Polycrates, however, making light of all the counsel… 00:10:54
2.   Play with flash player On these terms Democedes applied his art… 00:09:11
3.   Play with flash player Poor Syloson felt at the time that he had given… 00:10:09
4.   Play with flash player After the armament of Otanes had set sail… 00:11:14
5.   Play with flash player Book Four: Melpomene 00:09:39
6.   Play with flash player Hereupon he strung one of his bows — up to that… 00:09:40
7.   Play with flash player Crossing the Panticapes, and proceeding eastward… 00:08:29
8.   Play with flash player To me it seems that the cold may likewise… 00:06:45


Disc 10

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Persians inhabit a country upon the southern… 00:09:04
2.   Play with flash player The Euxine sea, where Darius now went to war… 00:09:30
3.   Play with flash player The sixth stream is the Hypacyris, a river rising… 00:10:01
4.   Play with flash player Whenever the Scythian king falls sick… 00:11:21
5.   Play with flash player Scylas, likewise, the son of Ariapithes… 00:09:47
6.   Play with flash player The manner in which these distances… 00:09:01
7.   Play with flash player I for my part neither put entire faith in this story… 00:08:57
8.   Play with flash player The manners of the Androphagi are more savage… 00:07:52


Disc 11

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Sauromatae speak the language of Scythia… 00:09:55
2.   Play with flash player To this message Idanthyrsus, the Scythian king… 00:10:14
3.   Play with flash player The Ionians now held a council. 00:10:20
4.   Play with flash player Theras now, having with him a certain number… 00:09:11
5.   Play with flash player Battus, you came to ask of your voice; but Phoebus… 00:09:13
6.   Play with flash player At Samos, meanwhile, Arcesilaüs was collecting… 00:08:55
7.   Play with flash player On the country of the Nasamonians borders… 00:10:42
8.   Play with flash player As far as the Atlantes the names of the nations… 00:09:05


Disc 12

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Carthaginians also relate the following… 00:09:06
2.   Play with flash player Book Five: Terpsichore 00:09:42
3.   Play with flash player King Darius was full of wonder both at what they… 00:10:42
4.   Play with flash player Now that the men of this family are Greeks, sprung… 00:09:30
5.   Play with flash player So Aristagoras went to Sardis and told Artaphernes… 00:09:25
6.   Play with flash player Now the Mytileneans had no sooner got Coës… 00:09:07
7.   Play with flash player Cleomenes, however, was still king when Aristagoras… 00:09:15
8.   Play with flash player When Aristagoras left Sparta he hastened to Athens… 00:09:33


Disc 13

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player By descent they were Pylians, of the family… 00:10:27
2.   Play with flash player Meanwhile Cleomenes, who considered himself… 00:11:14
3.   Play with flash player Such is the account given by the Athenians. 00:10:41
4.   Play with flash player The Bacchiadae had possessed this oracle for some… 00:09:41
5.   Play with flash player On the return of Hippias to Asia from Lacedaemon… 00:09:11
6.   Play with flash player While Onesilus was engaged in the siege… 00:08:11
7.   Play with flash player In the thick of the fight, Stesanor, tyrant… 00:08:45
8.   Play with flash player Book Six: Erato 00:07:37


Disc 14

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Thus spake the Persians. The Ionian tyrants… 00:08:51
2.   Play with flash player Such a fate now befell the Milesians… 00:07:39
3.   Play with flash player Histiaeus now led a numerous army… 00:08:02
4.   Play with flash player When he had finished carrying the wall across… 00:09:03
5.   Play with flash player The year after these events, Darius received… 00:09:56
6.   Play with flash player Such are their privileges in war… 00:09:05
7.   Play with flash player In course of time Ariston died… 00:10:22
8.   Play with flash player Afterwards, when it came to be known what evil… 00:12:13


Disc 15

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player When however he reached that city… 00:09:22
2.   Play with flash player Afterwards the Aeginetans fell upon the Athenian… 00:10:03
3.   Play with flash player First he was chased as far as Imbrus… 00:08:59
4.   Play with flash player Miltiades by these words gained Callimachus… 00:10:13
5.   Play with flash player Now the Alcmaeonidae fell in no way short… 00:10:50
6.   Play with flash player After the defeat inflicted at Marathon… 00:10:57
7.   Play with flash player Book Seven: Polymnia 00:07:41
8.   Play with flash player 'Persians, I shall not be the first to bring in…' 00:06:38


Disc 16

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player When Mardonius had in this way softened… 00:10:16
2.   Play with flash player But when night came, again the same vision stood… 00:11:26
3.   Play with flash player Now the manner in which they dug… 00:10:36
4.   Play with flash player Then they, whose business it was… 00:10:17
5.   Play with flash player Then Artabanus, the king's uncle… 00:10:20
6.   Play with flash player On the next day the horsemen began the passage… 00:08:28
7.   Play with flash player The Sarangians had dyed garments… 00:07:25
8.   Play with flash player Such were the nations who fought upon the dry… 00:07:16


Disc 17

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player (vi.) The Lycians furnished fifty ships. 00:07:53
2.   Play with flash player 'O king! Since you ask me by all means…' 00:09:33
3.   Play with flash player The Satrae, so far as our knowledge goes… 00:10:49
4.   Play with flash player On reaching Therma Xerxes halted his army… 00:09:39
5.   Play with flash player This conduct on the part of the Spartans… 00:09:28
6.   Play with flash player Themistocles had before this given a counsel which… 00:09:36
7.   Play with flash player For my own part I cannot positively say whether… 00:09:48
8.   Play with flash player Hereupon Gelo, seeing the indignation… 00:10:00


Disc 18

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Cretans, when the envoys sent to ask aid… 00:08:36
2.   Play with flash player At Alpeni, which is lower down than that place… 00:10:25
3.   Play with flash player The fleet then, as I said, on leaving Therma… 00:10:36
4.   Play with flash player At the point where this city is built… 00:10:27
5.   Play with flash player Then the Medes, having met so rough a reception… 00:09:22
6.   Play with flash player The remembrance of this answer, I think… 00:10:45
7.   Play with flash player Thus fought the Greeks at Thermopylae. 00:07:58
8.   Play with flash player Book Eight: Urania 00:09:09


Disc 19

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Greeks, at a signal, brought the sterns of… 00:09:01
2.   Play with flash player And now Themistocles chose out the swiftest sailers… 00:09:00
3.   Play with flash player From Doris they marched forward into Phocis… 00:09:45
4.   Play with flash player From the mainland of Greece beyond… 00:10:52
5.   Play with flash player As soon as they had come, and before Eurybiades… 00:09:28
6.   Play with flash player Reinforced by the contingents of all these various… 00:09:32
7.   Play with flash player 'The Athenian commander has sent me to you…' 00:09:03
8.   Play with flash player Far the greater number of the Persian ships… 00:08:33


Disc 20

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Athenians say that Adeimantus, the Corinthian… 00:09:25
2.   Play with flash player Thus did the king ask Artemisia's counsel… 00:10:01
3.   Play with flash player At present, however, he dissembled… 00:08:19
4.   Play with flash player The Persians, having journeyed through Thrace… 00:09:16
5.   Play with flash player When this town had fallen, Artabazus pressed… 00:10:15
6.   Play with flash player Mardonius, when he had read the answers given… 00:14:23
7.   Play with flash player Book Nine: Calliope 00:07:58
8.   Play with flash player At last the ambassadors got an answer… 00:07:44


Disc 21

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player What follows was recounted to me by Thersander… 00:09:51
2.   Play with flash player When the cavalry reached the camp… 00:10:01
3.   Play with flash player All these, except the Helots — seven of whom… 00:08:29
4.   Play with flash player With Mardonius also, who was very eager to begin… 00:08:41
5.   Play with flash player After Mardonius had put his question about… 00:09:22
6.   Play with flash player As soon as Pausanias saw a portion of the troops… 00:09:33
7.   Play with flash player As Pausanias offered his prayer, the Tegeans… 00:08:28
8.   Play with flash player On the side of the barbarians, the greatest courage… 00:07:27


Disc 22

  Histories (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player There was a man at Plataea among the troops… 00:07:07
2.   Play with flash player The Greeks, after sharing the booty upon the field… 00:08:02
3.   Play with flash player A strange thing happened to this man's father… 00:07:35
4.   Play with flash player After Leotychides had made this address… 00:08:31
5.   Play with flash player The barbarians who escaped from the battle… 00:08:52
6.   Play with flash player Meanwhile the Greeks, who had left Mycale… 00:08:26

Total Playing Time: 27:27:46






Author(s):
Herodotus

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0225

Barcode: 9781843799481

Release Date: 2016

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