The Histories

The Histories
Author: Herodotus,Tom Holland
Pages: 880
ISBN: 0140455396
Available:
Release: 2014-09-25
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Herodotus, from Halicarnassus, here displays his enquiries, that human achievement may be spared the ravages of time, and that everything great and astounding, and all the glory of those exploits which served to display Greeks and barbarians alike to such effect, be kept alive - and additionally, and most importantly, to give the reason they went to war.' So begins The Histories, the very first work of history and one of the most dramatic accounts of the ancient world ever written, brought to life again in Tom Holland's gripping new translation. 'Thrilling, a masterpiece on the grandest scale, the world's first prose epic . . . Holland brings a bristling new Herodotus to a new generation.' Justin Marozzi, Spectator 'Energizing fast, funny, opinionated, clear and erudite . . . the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the past half-century.' Edith Hall, The Times Literary Supplement 'Tom Holland, like Herodotus, is a storyteller par excellence.' Peter Jones, New Statesman With an Introduction and Notes by Paul Cartledge

The Histories Book 5 Terpsichore

The Histories Book 5  Terpsichore
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781681462943
Available:
Release: 2015-08-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Landmark Herodotus

The Landmark Herodotus
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Pages: 953
ISBN: 9781400031146
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 History of Herodotus

The History of Herodotus
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:303318658
Available:
Release: 1858
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Herodotus the Seventh Eighth Ninth Books pt I Introduction Book VII text and commentaries

Herodotus  the Seventh  Eighth    Ninth Books  pt  I  Introduction  Book VII   text and commentaries
Author: Herodotus,Reginald Walter Macan
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002096704
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Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography

Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography
Author: John Marincola,Leon Golden Professor of Classics John Marincola
Pages: 361
ISBN: 0521480191
Available:
Release: 1997-07-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a study of the various claims to authority made by the ancient Greek and Roman historians throughout their histories and is the first to examine all aspects of the historian's self-presentation. It shows how each historian claimed veracity by imitating, modifying, and manipulating the traditions established by his predecessors. Beginning with a discussion of the tension between individuality and imitation, it then categorises and analyses the recurring style used to establish the historian's authority: how he came to write history; the qualifications he brought to the task; the inquiries and efforts he made in his research; and his claims to possess a reliable character. By detailing how each historian used the tradition to claim and maintain his own authority, the book contributes to a better understanding of the complex nature of ancient historiography.

The Histories Book 9 Calliope

The Histories Book 9  Calliope
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 47
ISBN: 9781681462981
Available:
Release: 2015-08-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

An Account of Egypt

An Account of Egypt
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9781776529735
Available:
Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Histories
Author: Polybius
Pages: 792
ISBN: 1420965514
Available:
Release: 2019-12-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in the 2nd century by the Greek historian Polybius, "The Histories" is a multi-volume work detailing many of the events, people, and ideas of the Hellenistic Period. While his focus is the space of time in which ancient Rome became a world power from 220 to 167 BC, Polybius also discusses his role as a 'pragmatic historian', a discourse on fate (called tyche), and the superiority of the mixed constitution. Though all forty volumes have not survived to the present day, the complete books extant today cover the affairs of all the important nations of the time, including Egypt, Greece, and Spain, as well as the first and second Punic Wars. Polybius speaks at length on the government of the Romans, citing it as the reason for Rome's success as a force of the world. Though it includes a couple of digressions concerning lesser issues of the time, "The Histories" has proven and continues to be a valuable text when studying the Hellenistic time period and manner of writing. Presented here in this volume are the complete extant histories of Polybius in a translation by W. R. Paton printed on premium acid-free paper.

Herodotus Histories

Herodotus  Histories
Author: Herodotus,A. M. Bowie
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780521573283
Available:
Release: 2007-12-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Edition for students of this important book whose centre-piece is the Battle of Salamis.

Greek Historians

Greek Historians
Author: John Marincola,Leon Golden Professor of Classics John Marincola,Marincola John
Pages: 162
ISBN: 019922501X
Available:
Release: 2001-12-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This survey of more recent work on Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius synthesises some of the most important research from the last few decades.

Herodotus Histories Book V

Herodotus  Histories  Book V
Author: Philip S. Peek
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780806162553
Available:
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Lysistrata and Other Plays

Lysistrata and Other Plays
Author: Aristophanes
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141907017
Available:
Release: 2003-01-30
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Acharnians/The Clouds/Lysistrata 'We women have the salvation of Greece in our hands' Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes was an eloquent, yet bawdy, challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. In Lysistrata and The Acharnians, two pleas for an end to the long war between Athens and Sparta, a band of women on a sex strike and a lone peasant respectively defeat the political establishment. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Alan H. Sommerstein

Herodotus Histories

Herodotus  Histories
Author: Simon Hornblower,Christopher Pelling
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108546836
Available:
Release: 2017-12-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book VI of the Histories is one of Herodotus' most varied books, beginning with the final collapse of the Ionian Revolt and moving on to the Athenian triumph at Marathon (490 BC); it also includes fascinating material on Sparta, full of court intrigue and culminating in Kleomenes' grisly death, and there is comedy too, with Alkmeon's cramming clothes, boots, and even cheeks with gold dust, then Hippokleides 'dancing away his marriage'. In Herodotus' time, Marathon was already reaching almost legendary status, commemorated in epigrams and monuments, and in this edition a substantial introduction discusses Herodotus' relation to these other memorials. It also explores the place of the book in the Histories' overall structure, and pays particular attention to Herodotus' treatment of impiety. A new text is then accompanied by a full commentary, covering literary and historical aspects and offering help with translation. The volume is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars.

The History of Herodotus Translated from the Greek By Isaac Littlebury

The History of Herodotus  Translated from the Greek  By Isaac Littlebury
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 571
ISBN: OCLC:1003945810
Available:
Release: 1824
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Global Histories of Books

The Global Histories of Books
Author: Elleke Boehmer,Rouven Kunstmann,Priyasha Mukhopadhyay,Asha Rogers
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9783319513348
Available:
Release: 2017-07-26
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an edited volume of essays that showcases how books played a crucial role in making and materialising histories of travel, scientific exchanges, translation, and global markets from the late-eighteenth century to the present. While existing book historical practice is overly dependent on models of the local and the national, we suggest that approaching the book as a cross-region, travelling – and therefore global- object offers new approaches and methodologies for a study in global perspective. By thus studying the book in its transnational and inter-imperial, textual, inter-textual and material dimensions, this collection will highlight its key role in making possible a global imagination, shaped by networks of print material, readers, publishers and translators.

The Histories

The Histories
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 622
ISBN: UOM:39076001720825
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of the Greek city-states uniting to repel a superior Persian army is the main theme in this classical narrative, but Herodotus fleshes out his text with digressions, describing the wonders of Egypt and recounting stories and folk tales.

The Persian Wars

The Persian Wars
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 576
ISBN: EAN:4064066464400
Available:
Release: 2021-04-10
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Persian Wars" by Herodotus (translated by A. D. Godley). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Histories

The Histories
Author: Agathias Murinaeus,Agathias Scholasticus,Agathias
Pages: 170
ISBN: 3110033577
Available:
Release: 1975
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae includes texts written by Byzantine historiographers and chroniclers as well as other documents of historical relevance from the 4th to the 15th centuries. The main objective of each volume is the presentation of a critical text based on all extant manuscripts; a detailed introduction informing about the author and the work as well as the manuscripts and their relation to each other is included in addition to several apparatus and indices.

The History of Herodotus

The History of Herodotus
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9798674722212
Available:
Release: 2020-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the Showing forth of the Inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassos, to the end that neither the deeds of men may be forgotten by lapse of time, nor the works great and marvellous, which have been produced some by Hellenes and some by Barbarians, may lose their renown; and especially that the causes may be remembered for which these waged war with one another. 1. Those of the Persians who have knowledge of history declare that the Phenicians first began the quarrel. These, they say, came from that which is called the Erythraian Sea to this of ours; and having settled in the land where they continue even now to dwell, set themselves forthwith to make long voyages by sea. And conveying merchandise of Egypt and of Assyria they arrived at other places and also at Argos; now Argos was at that time in all points the first of the States within that land which is now called Hellas;-the Phenicians arrived then at this land of Argos, and began to dispose of their ship's cargo: and on the fifth or sixth day after they had arrived, when their goods had been almost all sold, there came down to the sea a great company of women, and among them the daughter of the king; and her name, as the Hellenes also agree, was Io the daughter of Inachos. These standing near to the stern of the ship were buying of the wares such as pleased them most, when of a sudden the Phenicians, passing the word from one to another, made a rush upon them; and the greater part of the women escaped by flight, but Io and certain others were carried off. So they put them on board their ship, and forthwith departed, sailing away to Egypt. 2. In this manner the Persians report that Io came to Egypt, not agreeing therein with the Hellenes, and this they say was the first beginning of wrongs. Then after this, they say, certain Hellenes (but the name of the people they are not able to report) put in to the city of Tyre in Phenicia and carried off the king's daughter Europa;-these would doubtless be Cretans;-and so they were quits for the former injury.