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HERODOTUS' HISTORIES
Translated into English
by G. C. MACAULAY, M.A.

Book I
Preface The Purpose of the Work

  1. Introduction (1-5)
  2. The Kingdom of Lydia (6-94)
    1. Candaules is Overthrown by Gyges (7-13)
    2. The Reigns of Gyges and His Heirs (14-25)
    3. Croesus King of Lydia (26-94)
      1. Croesus Subdues the Greeks of Asia (26-28)
      2. Solon Visits Croesus (29-33)
      3. Croesus Seeks to Evade the Oracle's Prediction of the Death of His Son (34-45)
      4. Croesus Tries the Oracles (46-52)
      5. The Oracles Answer Croesus (53-56)
      6. Digression on Historical Linguistics (57-58)
      7. Croesus Considers Athens for an Ally (59-64)
      8. Croesus Considers Sparta for an Ally (65-68)
  3. The Kingdom of the Medes (95-130)
    1. Birth, Youth, and Destiny of Cyrus (107-122)
    2. Cyrus Takes Revenge (123-130)
  4. The Kingdom of Persia (131-140)

Book II.

Book III.

Book IIII.

Book V

  • Cleisthenes institutes isonomia in Athens (66-69).

    Book VI.

    Book VII

  • Xerxes Succeeds Dareios as King of Persia (1-4)
  • The Persians Debate Invading Greece (5-18)
  • Xerxes Sets Out to Invade Greece (19-59)
  • Of the Numbers and Nations of Xerxes' Forces (60-100).
  • Themistocles Rises as a Leader in Athens (143- ).
  • The Greeks Guard the Pass at Thermopylai (175-).
  • Battle of Thermopylai (219-239).

    Book VIII.

    Book IX.