The Landmark Herodotus

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

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 Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Pages: 713
ISBN: 9781416590873
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Release: 2008-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780307455444
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Wars served two purposes- to offer a record of Caesar's travels and insights into his military strategies, and 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. Caesar chronicles his struggle to rule in The Civil Wars, 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. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition-edited by Robert B. Strassler and Kurt A. Raaflaub-supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations to place the work in historical and political context. And with stunning endpapers and color illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format paperback makes a terrific gift for history buffs and fans of the classics.

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Pages: 579
ISBN: 9781400034765
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Release: 2010-11-15
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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

An Account of Egypt

An Account of Egypt
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 91
ISBN: 9781776529735
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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 Fight for History

The Fight for History
Author: Tim Cook
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780735238343
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Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A masterful telling of the way World War Two has been remembered, forgotten, and remade by Canada over seventy-five years. The Second World War shaped modern Canada. It led to the country's emergence as a middle power on the world stage; the rise of the welfare state; industrialization, urbanization, and population growth. After the war, Canada increasingly turned toward the United States in matters of trade, security, and popular culture, which then sparked a desire to strengthen Canadian nationalism from the threat of American hegemony. The Fight for History examines how Canadians framed and reframed the war experience over time. Just as the importance of the battle of Vimy Ridge to Canadians rose, fell, and rose again over a 100-year period, the meaning of Canada's Second World War followed a similar pattern. But the Second World War's relevance to Canada led to conflict between veterans and others in society--more so than in the previous war--as well as a more rapid diminishment of its significance. By the end of the 20th century, Canada's experiences in the war were largely framed as a series of disasters. Canadians seemed to want to talk only of the defeats at Hong Kong and Dieppe or the racially driven policy of the forced relocation of Japanese-Canadians. In the history books and media, there was little discussion of Canada's crucial role in the Battle of the Atlantic, the success of its armies in Italy and other parts of Europe, or the massive contribution of war materials made on the home front. No other victorious nation underwent this bizarre reframing of the war, remaking victories into defeats. The Fight for History is about the efforts to restore a more balanced portrait of Canada's contribution in the global conflict. This is the story of how Canada has talked about the war in the past, how we tried to bury it, and how it was restored. This is the history of a constellation of changing ideas, with many historical twists and turns, and a series of fascinating actors and events.

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis
Author: Xenophon
Pages: 544
ISBN: 030790685X
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ancient classic--also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country--now in an elegantly designed, newly translated, definitive edition that features illuminating annotations, and copious maps and illustrations. Xenophon's Anabasis is one of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded. Ten thousand Greek soldiers were stranded deep in hostile Persia and their commander was dead. They appointed Xenophon as their new leader, and he chronicled their harrowing journey as he led the "marching republic" north to the Black Sea. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition--edited by Robert B. Strassler and Shane Brennan--supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations that place the work in historical context. With its stunning endpapers and enlightening illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format hardcover will make a perfect gift for history buffs and all readers of the classics.

A Commentary on Herodotus

A Commentary on Herodotus
Author: David Asheri,Alan Lloyd,Aldo Corcella
Pages: 721
ISBN: 0198149565
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Release: 2007-08-30
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Rising Up and Rising Down

Rising Up and Rising Down
Author: William T. Vollmann
Pages: 752
ISBN: 0715635255
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Release: 2006-04-24
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Rising Up and Rising Down' is William T. Vollman's meditation on the age-old conundrum: when is violence justified?

In the Name of Humanity

In the Name of Humanity
Author: Max Wallace
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781510734999
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor prize for literary nonfiction “A riveting tale of the previously unknown and fascinating story of the unsung angels who strove to foil the Final Solution.”—Kirkus starred review On November 25, 1944, prisoners at Auschwitz heard a deafening explosion. Emerging from their barracks, they witnessed the crematoria and gas chambers--part of the largest killing machine in human history--come crashing down. Most assumed they had fallen victim to inmate sabotage and thousands silently cheered. However, the Final Solution's most efficient murder apparatus had not been felled by Jews, but rather by the ruthless architect of mass genocide, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. It was an edict that has puzzled historians for more than six decades. Holocaust historian and New York Times bestselling author Max Wallace--a veteran interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation--draws on an explosive cache of recently declassified documents and an account from the only living eyewitness to unravel the mystery. He uncovers an astounding story involving the secret negotiations of an unlikely trio--a former fascist President of Switzerland, a courageous Orthodox Jewish woman, and Himmler's Finnish osteopath--to end the Holocaust, aided by clandestine Swedish and American intelligence efforts. He documents their efforts to deceive Himmler, who, as Germany's defeat loomed, sought to enter an alliance with the West against the Soviet Union. By exploiting that fantasy and persuading Himmler to betray Hitler's orders, the group helped to prevent the liquidation of tens of thousands of Jews during the last months of the Second World War, and thwarted Hitler's plan to take "every last Jew" down with the Reich. Deeply researched and dramatically recounted, In the Name of Humanity is a remarkable tale of bravery and audacious tactics that will help rewrite the history of the Holocaust.

The Persian Wars

The Persian Wars
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 576
ISBN: EAN:4064066464400
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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 History of Polybius the Megalopolitan

The History of Polybius the Megalopolitan
Author: Polybius
Pages: 303
ISBN: PRNC:32101066875731
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Release: 1693
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Singular Dedications

Singular Dedications
Author: Andrea Purvis
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781135886707
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Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Interpreting Herodotus

Interpreting Herodotus
Author: Thomas Harrison,Elizabeth Irwin
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780192525536
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Release: 2018-03-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charles W. Fornara's Herodotus: An Interpretative Essay (Oxford, 1971) was a landmark publication in the study of the great Greek historian. Well-known in particular for its main thesis that the Histories should be read against the background of the Atheno-Peloponnesian Wars during which it was written, its insight and penetrating discussion extend to a range of other issues, from the relative unity of Herodotus' work and the relationship between his ethnographies and historical narrative, to the themes and motifs that criss-cross the Histories and how 'history became moral and Herodotus didactic'. Interpreting Herodotus brings together a team of leading Herodotean scholars to look afresh at the themes of Fornara's seminal Essay in the light of the explosion of scholarship on the Histories in the intervening years, focusing particularly on how we can interpret Herodotus' work in terms of the context in which he wrote. What does it mean to talk of the unity of the Histories, or Herodotus' 'moral' purpose? How can we reconstruct the context in which the Histories were written and published? And in what sense might the Histories constitute a 'warning' for his own, or for subsequent, generations? In developing and interrogating Fornara's influential ideas for a new generation of scholars, the volume not only asserts their enduring value to scholarship, but also offers a wealth of insights and new perspectives on the 'Father of History' that attests to the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary engagement with Herodotus.

Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature

Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature
Author: Anita Heiss,Peter Minter
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780773597174
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Release: 2014-11-30
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a political system that renders them largely voiceless, Australia's Aboriginal people have used the written word as a powerful tool for over two hundred years. Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature presents a rich panorama of Aboriginal culture, history, and life through the writings of some of the great Australian Aboriginal authors. From Bennelong's 1796 letter to contemporary writing, Anita Heiss and Peter Minter have selected works that represent the range and depth of Aboriginal writing in English. Journalism, petitions, and political letters from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are brought together with major works of poetry, prose, and drama from the mid-twentieth century onward. These works voice not only the ongoing suffering of dispossession but the resilience of Australia's Aboriginal people, their hope and joy. Presenting some of the best, most distinctive writing produced in Australia, this groundbreaking anthology will captivate anyone interested in Aboriginal writing and culture.

Herodotus Histories Book VI

Herodotus  Histories Book VI
Author: Simon Hornblower,Christopher Pelling
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781107029347
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Release: 2017-12-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Treats Herodotus' compelling narrative of the Battle of Marathon. Detailed commentary will aid both translation and literary and historical appreciation.

On the War for Greek Freedom

On the War for Greek Freedom
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781603846790
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Release: 2003-03-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Thunder in the Mountains Chief Joseph Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War

Thunder in the Mountains  Chief Joseph  Oliver Otis Howard  and the Nez Perce War
Author: Daniel J. Sharfstein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780393634181
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”—Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life.

Herodotus Reader

Herodotus Reader
Author: Herodotus,Blaise Nagy
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1585103047
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Release: 2010
Editor: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Histories Book 5 Terpsichore

The Histories Book 5  Terpsichore
Author: Herodotus
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781681462943
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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.