Does he devote a significant amount of space talking about the rapes or Io, Europa, Medea, and Helen?

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    You can check yourself... – Steven Burnap Apr 29 '17 at 20:48
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    The west didn't have paper until the 13th Century. Herodotus would likely have written on scrolls, which didn't have "pages". – T.E.D. Apr 30 '17 at 0:02
  • T.E.D.: Even in a modern edition, the number of pages is going to depend on the size of the page and the font used. And it's likely to be a different length in translation than the original. – jamesqf Apr 30 '17 at 5:00

He discusses the kidnappings of those princesses, in the context of the reasons the Persians gave for their enmity towards the Greek. Such discussion takes the first five paragraphs (something like 3%) of Book I (the whole work consists of nine books); but it is not really an account of the Trojan War.

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