The Landmark Herodotus

The Landmark Herodotus
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Release: 2009
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 953
ISBN: 9781400031146
Language: en
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Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 2008-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 713
ISBN: 9781416590873
Language: en
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Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis
Author: Xenophon
Release: 2021
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 673
ISBN: 9780307906854
Language: en
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"This new translation of the ancient classic, which is one of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded, a fascinating tale of fraught and dangerous journey. The narrative tells of ten thousand Greek soldiers stranded deep in hostile Persia, their commander dead. Xenophon was appointed as one of their leaders, and he chronicled the harrowing journey as he led the marching republic north to the Black Sea. Supplements the text with detailed maps and annotations that place the work in historical context."--

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Release: 2010-11-15
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 579
ISBN: 9781400034765
Language: en
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"Covering the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, Persia, and other states were in constant flux ... Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, and a comprehensive introduction by David Thomas. This is also the only edition of Xenophon's Hellennika that contains relevant passages from the contemporary histories of Ephorus/Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, two sources whos accounts sometime confirm and sometime refute that of Xenophon. With sixteen appendixes written by some of today's top scholars, including Paul Cartledge, Peter Krentz, Christopher Tuplin, and P.J. Rhodes. "The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika" is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history"--Back cover

The Landmark Arrian

The Landmark Arrian
Author: James S. Romm
Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9781400079674
Language: en
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During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description

A Commentary on Herodotus

A Commentary on Herodotus
Author: David Asheri,Alan Lloyd,Aldo Corcella
Release: 2007-08-30
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 721
ISBN: 0198149565
Language: en
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Herodotus, one of the earliest and greatest of Western prose authors, set out in the late fifth century BC to describe the world as he knew it. This commentary by leading scholars, originally published in Italian, has been fully revised by the original authors and is now presented for English readers.

The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus
Author: Carolyn Dewald,John Marincola
Release: 2006-06-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139827157
Language: en
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Herodotus' Histories is the first major surviving prose work from antiquity. Its range of interests is immense, covering the whole of the known world and much beyond, and it culminates in a detailed account of the Persian Wars of the early fifth century BC. Moreover, research has shown that Herodotus is a sophisticated and at times even ironic narrator, and a pioneer and serious practitioner of historical research at a time when the Greeks' traditions about their past were still the fluid transmissions and memories of a largely oral society. This Companion provides a series of accessible chapters, written by distinguished scholars, illuminating many aspects of Herodotus' work: his skill in language and his narrative art; his intellectual preconceptions; his working methods and techniques; his attitude towards nature and the gods; his attitude towards foreign cultures and peoples; and his view of human life and human history.

Herodotus Histories Book V

Herodotus  Histories  Book V
Author: Philip S. Peek
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780806162560
Language: en
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History begins with Herodotus (485–425 b.c.e.). Born in Halikarnassos, a gateway between the Greek and Persian worlds, Herodotus in his Histories narrates the great historical struggle between the Persian Empire and the Greek-speaking city-states at the dawn of the classical era. Herodotus does not merely list events or tell tales; his history inquires into the causes of events and casts its net wide to include ethnography and legend as well as political and military history. Book V of the Histories focuses on the Persians and their expansion into Thrakia and Makedonia, as well as their conflict with the Greeks of Ionia. Beginning in the timeless legends of prehistory, Herodotus discusses the customs of the Thrakians, offers insight into Sparta’s mindset, and narrates the struggle to restore democracy at Athens after the reign of the tyrant Peisistratos. The narrative of Book V sprawls over Asia, Africa, and Europe, naming more than 350 people and places. The reader will find in Herodotus a literate, keenly observant, wide-ranging guide to a time when Persia ruled 40 percent of the world's population and was confronted by an uneasy and fragile alliance of Greek city-states. In his introduction to the text and commentary, author Philip S. Peek outlines a process by which students of ancient Greek can develop translation and reading skills. For students’ convenience, Peek pairs the Greek text with the commentary and includes in the book’s appendices a case and function chart, an explanation of infinitives, a summary of the subjunctive and optative moods, a list of parsing terms, and a list of the 500 most commonly occurring Greek words. A comprehensive glossary rounds out the volume. As further aids to students, running vocabulary for each text section and a generalized list of the principal parts of verbs can be downloaded from oupress.com.

Brill s Companion to Herodotus

Brill s Companion to Herodotus
Author: Egbert J. Bakker,Irene J.F. de Jong,Hans van Wees
Release: 2002-05-31
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9789004217584
Language: en
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Herodotus’ outstanding achievements as a literary figure, intellectual, historian and ethnographer have in recent years come to be appreciated with much greater depth and subtlety. This Companion offers an up-to-date and in-depth overview of current approaches to Herodotus’ remarkable work.

Singular Dedications

Singular Dedications
Author: Andrea Purvis
Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781135886707
Language: en
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Often ignored in studies of Classical Greek religion, private cults were widespread in the Hellenistic world. Although worshippers in Classical Greece were normally involved in group and civic worship, there is evidence that they could also act outside of these constraints, expressing their piety through the financing and administration of cults they established on their own. Singular Dedications is the first comprehensive study of this phenomenon, examining three case studies that represent the diversity and complexity that characterize ancient Greek religion in the Classical period.

The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub,Robert B. Strassler
Release: 2017
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 793
ISBN: 9780307377869
Language: en
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"The Landmark Julius Caesar is the definitive edition of the complete works of Julius Caesar, offering an unprecedented view into the life and career of one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders in the ancient world. Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic War, Caesar's firsthand account of his campaigns, offers a record of his travels and insights into military strategy. It also served another purpose: to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader, which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for control of the empire. The Civil War is Caesar's subsequent chronicle of his struggle to rule, from his crossing of the Rubicon in 49 B.C. through the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the ongoing efforts of Pompey's heirs and followers to remove Caesar from power. Accompanying Caesar's commentaries are three essential additional works, The Alexandrian War, The African War, and The Spanish War, which together provide a comprehensive picture of the far-reaching military conquests that would concentrate unparalleled power and influence in the hands of the Roman dictator. With elegant new translations by Kurt A. Raaflaub, this volume includes detailed annotations, appendices, color maps, and illustrations to place the narratives in their historical and political context. Lively, accessible, and assembled with rigorous scholarship, The Landmark Julius Caesar is an indispensable resource for history buffs and fans of the classics"--

The Histories Book 2 Euterpe

The Histories Book 2  Euterpe
Author: Herodotus
Release: 2015-08-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 71
ISBN: 9781681462912
Language: en
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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy
Author: Donald Kagan
Release: 1998-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780684863955
Language: en
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"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds."--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind."

An Account of Egypt

An Account of Egypt
Author: Herodotus
Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9781776529735
Language: en
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Regarded by many as the first major historian, Herodotus was a Greek scholar and traveler who set down his impressions of foreign countries and his analysis of wars and other significant events in a relatively straightforward, journalistic manner. This volume contains Herodotus' views on Egypt. For centuries, some of the the author's claims about Egypt were regarded as far-fetched, but evidence has recently come to light that supports some of his long-doubted account.

The Histories Royal Collector s Edition Annotated Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket

The Histories  Royal Collector s Edition   Annotated   Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket
Author: Herodotus
Release: 2021-01-24
Editor: Royal Classics
Pages: 648
ISBN: 1774761289
Language: en
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The Histories of Herodotus serves as a record of ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures in Asia, Africa and Greece. It remains one of the most important sources about the study of history in the Western world.

The Histories Book 7 Polymnia

The Histories Book 7  Polymnia
Author: Herodotus
Release: 2015-08-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 81
ISBN: 9781681462967
Language: en
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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

A Guide to Reading Herodotus Histories

A Guide to Reading Herodotus  Histories
Author: Sean Sheehan
Release: 2018-04-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781474292689
Language: en
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Modern scholarship judges Herodotus to be a more complex writer than his past readers supposed. His Histories is now being read in ways that are seemingly incompatible if not contradictory. This volume interrogates the various ways the text of the Histories has been and can be read by scholars: as the seminal text of our Ur-historian, as ethnology, literary art and fable. Our readings can bring out various guises of Herodotus himself: an author with the eye of a travel writer and the mind of an investigative journalist; a globalist, enlightened but superstitious; a rambling storyteller but a prose stylist; the so-called 'father of history' but in antiquity also labelled the 'father of lies'; both geographer and gossipmonger; both entertainer and an author whom social and cultural historians read and admire. Guiding students chapter-by-chapter through approaches as fascinating and often surprising as the original itself, Sean Sheehan goes beyond conventional Herodotus introductions and instead looks at the various interpretations of the work, which themselves shed light on the original. With text boxes highlighting key topics and indices of passages, this volume is an essential guide for students whether reading Herodotus for the first time, or returning to revisit this crucial text for later research.

Myth Truth and Narrative in Herodotus

Myth  Truth  and Narrative in Herodotus
Author: , Emily Baragwanath,Mathieu de Bakker
Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780199693979
Language: en
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This volume brings together 13 original articles which review, re-establish, and rehabilitate the origins, forms, and functions of the mythological elements that are found in the narratives of Herodotus' Histories.

Herodotus Reader

Herodotus Reader
Author: Herodotus,Blaise Nagy
Release: 2010
Editor: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1585103047
Language: en
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An annotated Herodotus reader containing passages from books I-IX of the Histories with introductory material for all nine books of the Histories, commentary and grammatical notes. This book is a standard text for any college course in reading Herodotus in Greek. It is also suitable for post-intermediate, secondary school students who want to tackle the works of a popular but challenging author.

On the War for Greek Freedom

On the War for Greek Freedom
Author: Herodotus
Release: 2003-03-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9781603846790
Language: en
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Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index of proper names, and maps.