Herodotus Book 7: Polymnia [60] 60. available for $14.95 on Amazon.com.. 2. • Perseus eventually reigns over Mycenae with Andromeda and dies of old age (at least in one version of the myth)! 1. To read The History (Herodotus' only book) is to seek one's roots as a member of Western democratic civilization. -->  This massive collection includes important Greek and Latin classics in their original languages; some works have an English translation. The naval battle of Artemisium (8.1-39) The Aegean world. Their opponents, however, fought of their own free will, following their fathers’ custom. Now of the number which each separate nation supplied I am not able to give certain information, for this is not reported by any persons; but of the whole land-army taken together the number … • Perseus has been falsely associated as being a rider of Pegasus, the winged horse. "And thou, Mardonius, son of Gobryas, forbear to speak foolishly concerning the Greeks, who are men that ought not to be lightly esteemed by us. Nominally, Xerxes' expedition was directed against Athens, but its real objective was the conquest of the whole of Greece.Having stated this at the beginning of the twenty-second logos, Herodotus feels compelled to express an opinion which he knows to be unpopular: that Greece was saved by the Athenians. -->  However it is reported also that Leonidas himself sent them away, having a care that they might not perish, but thinking that it was not seemly for himself and for the Spartans who were … Perseus agreed to do so. It is in part a gripping and much revered tale of colossal confrontation between freedom-loving Greek-speaking peoples (the Athenians, Spartans, and others) and the seemingly unstoppable forces of the … The Histories (Greek: Ἱστορίαι; Ancient Greek: [historíai̯]; also known as The Histories) of Herodotus is considered the founding work of history in Western literature.