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The Landmark Herodotus : the histories

Author: Herodotus.; Robert B Strassler; Andrea L Purvis
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2007.
Series: Landmark series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Herodotus was a Greek historian living in Ionia during the fifth century B.C.E. He traveled extensively through the lands of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and collected stories, and then recounted his experiences with the varied people and cultures he encountered. Cicero called him "the father of history," and his only work, The Histories, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western  Read more...
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History
Named Person: Herodotus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herodotus.; Robert B Strassler; Andrea L Purvis
ISBN: 9780375421099 0375421092
OCLC Number: 144331226
Description: lxiv, 953 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Rosalind Thomas --
Editor's preface / Robert B. Strassler --
Translator's preface / Andrea L. Purvis --
Dated outline of text --
Key to maps --
Book One. Proem ; reign of Croesus of Lydia : conquers Greeks in Asia, defeated by Cyrus ; Life story of Cyrus --
Book Two. Egyptian customs and society ; History of Egypt : Min to Sethos --
Book Three. Reign of Cambyses, conquest of Egypt ; Spartans make war on Polykrates of Samos ; Magi revolt, reign of Smerdis ; reign of Darius --
Book Four. Description of Scythia and Scythians ; Darius' expedition to Scythia ; Libya and the Persians --
Book Five. Darius' European campaign : Hellespont, Thrace ; the Ionian Revolt --
Book Six. Kleomenes King of Sparta, Aegina, Athens ; Marathon campaign --
Book Seven. Xerxes' preparations and march to Greece ; Maneuvers in the north, Battle of Thermopylae --
Book Eight. Naval battles off Artemision ; Battle of Salamis --
Book Nine. Battle of Plataea ; Battle of Mycale --
Appendices. The Athenian government in Herodotus / Peter Krentz --
The Spartan state in war and peace / Paul Cartledge --
The account of Egypt : Herodotus right and wrong / Alan B. Lloyd --
Herodotean geography / James Romm --
Herodotus and the Black Sea region / Everett L. Wheeler --
Rivers and peoples of Scythia / Everett L. Wheeler --
The continuity of steppe culture / Everett L. Wheeler --
The Ionian Revolt / George L. Cawkwell --
Classical Greek religious festivals / Gregory Crane --
Ancient Greek units of currency, weight, and distance / Thomas R. Martin --
Dialect and ethnic groups in Herodotus / William F. Wyatt --
Aristocratic families in Herodotus / Carolyn Higbie --
Herodotus on Persia and the Persian Empire / Christopher Tuplin --
Hoplite warfare in Herodotus / John W.I. Lee --
The Persian army in Herodotus / John W.I. Lee --
Oracles, religion, and politics in Herodotus / Donald Lateiner --
Herodotus and the poets / Andrew Ford --
The size of Xerxes' expeditionary force / Michael A. Flower --
Trireme warfare in Herodotus / Nicolle Hirschfeld --
Tyranny in Herodotus / Carolyn Dewald --
On women and marriage in Herodotus / Carolyn Dewald.
Series Title: Landmark series.
Other Titles: History.
Responsibility: a new translation by Andrea L. Purvis with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index ; edited by Robert B. Strassler ; with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas.
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"Herodotus was a Greek historian living in Ionia during the fifth century B.C.E. He traveled extensively through the lands of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and collected stories, and then recounted his experiences with the varied people and cultures he encountered. Cicero called him "the father of history," and his only work, The Histories, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. With lucid prose that harks back to the time of oral tradition, Herodotus set a standard for narrative nonfiction that continues to this day." "In The Histories, Herodotus chronicles the rise of the Persian Empire and its dramatic war with the Greek city-states. Within that story he includes rich veins of anthropology, ethnography, geology, and geography, pioneering these fields of study, and explores such universal themes as the nature of freedom, the role of religion, the human costs of war, and the dangers of absolute power." "Ten years in the making, The Landmark Herodotus gives us a new translation by Andrea L. Purvis that makes this work of literature more accessible than ever before. Illustrated, annotated, and filled with maps, this edition also includes an introduction by Rosalind Thomas and twenty-one appendices written by scholars at the top of their fields, covering such topics as Athenian government, Egypt, Scythia, Persian arms and tactics, the Spartan state, oracles, religion, tyranny, and women."--Jacket.

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