The Landmark Herodotus

Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400031141
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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

Author: Thucydides
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416590870
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Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Julius Caesar

Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307377865
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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"--

An Account Of Egypt

Author: Herodotus
ISBN: 1365030083
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Egypt And Scythia

Author: Herodotus
File Size: 71,77 MB
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The Cambridge Companion To Herodotus

Author: Carolyn Dewald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827154
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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 Reader

Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
ISBN: 9781585103041
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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

Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846794
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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.

The Persian Wars

ISBN: 9780674991309
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Travels With Herodotus

Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307548236
File Size: 24,14 MB
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From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India – the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Kapuscinski describes his awakening to the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of new environments, and how the words of the Greek historiographer helped shape his own view of an increasingly globalized world. Written with supreme eloquence and a constant eye to the global undercurrents that have shaped the last half-century, Travels with Herodotus is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents. From the Trade Paperback edition.