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On the war for Greek freedom : selections from the Histories

Author: Herodotus.; Samuel Shirley; James S Romm
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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History
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Herodotus.
On the war for Greek freedom.
Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2003
(DLC) 2002038791
(OCoLC)50868217
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herodotus.; Samuel Shirley; James S Romm
ISBN: 9781603846790 1603846794
OCLC Number: 811564128
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 201 pages) : maps
Contents: Herodotus' Introduction --
Prologue: The Reign of Croesus of Lydia (c. 560-46 B.C.E.) --
The Growth of Persia: Cyrus Conquers Asia (c. 550-30 B.C.E.) --
The Growth of Persia: Cambyses Conquers North Africa (c. 530-22 B.C.E.) --
The Growth of Persia: Darius Enters Europe (521-499 B.C.E.) --
The Greek Revolt from Persia (499-94 B.C.E.) --
Persia versus Greece: Darius' Wars (494-90 B.C.E.) --
Persia versus Greece: Xerxes' War (484-80 B.C.E.) --
Persia versus Greece: Mardonius' War and After (480-79 B.C.E.).
Other Titles: History.
Responsibility: translations by Samuel Shirley ; edited, with introduction and notes, by James Romm.
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