De Romilly, Jacqueline. A Short History of Greek Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
The late, distinguished French historian of Greek literature Jacqueline de Romilly introduces several Greek authors in this introduction. The Herodotus chapter is notable.
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Offers profiles of ancient Greek writers, including Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, and Plutarch, and traces the development of Greek literature.