The Histories

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 ...

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140455397

Category: Greece

Page: 880

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'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

The waters of the known world seem to reflect the single flow of history brought
about by Rome in the second century bc. This is an attractive explanation of what
otherwise seems a slightly odd, or at best digressionary, feature of the work. the ...

Author: Polybius

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019161260X

Category: History

Page: 560

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'no one else in our times has attempted to write a universal history' Polybius' ambitious goal was to describe how Rome conquered the Mediterranean world in less than fifty-three years. This great study of imperialism takes the reader back to Rome's first encounter with Carthage in 264 and forward to her destruction of that renowned city in 146. Polybius, himself a leading Greek politician of the time, emphasizes the importance of practical experience for the writing of political history as well as the critical assessment of all the evidence. He attributes Rome's success to the greatness of its constitution and the character of its people, but also allows Fortune a role in designing the shape of world events. This new translation by Robin Waterfield, the first for over thirty years, includes the first five books in their entirety, and all of the fragmentary Books 6 and 12, containing Polybius' account of the Roman constitution and his outspoken views on how (and how not) to write history. Brian McGing's accompanying introduction and notes illuminate this remarkable political history. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Histories Book 4 Melopomene

Herodotus. THE HISTORIES BOOK 4: MELRONAF No. T Follo Woos The
Histories Book 4: Melpomene By Herodotus. Front Cover.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681462931

Category: History

Page: 66

View: 501

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.

Persons and Pictures from the Histories of France and England

PERSONS AND PICTURES FROM THE HISTORIES OF FRANCE AND
ENGLAND . The papers of which this volume consists , most of which have
appeared at different periods during the last twelve years , in various well known
periodicals ...

Author: Henry William Herbert

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 440

View: 605


The Landmark Herodotus

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 ...

Author: Robert B. Strassler

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400031141

Category: Fiction

Page: 953

View: 393

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.

A Survey of the Histories of Selected Team Sports for Women

Martha Jane Stropes. 3 cop . 2 5785 3781 722892. ropes , M.J. 722892 survey of
the histories of selected team ts for women . DATE NAME DATE.

Author: Martha Jane Stropes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 226

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The Histories

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 ...

Author: Agathias Murinaeus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110033571

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 203

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 and Topography of the United States of North America

a little more partiality to saints of his own creed than || population , wealth , and
character , that it will be only to saints of another creed , it requires no small saga-
| the ground - work of a more full history : but it is city to find it out . Every future ...

Author: John Howard Hinton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page:

View: 721


Syllabus of Lectures on the History of Civilization in Europe

Some extended and comprehensive national histories the pertinent portions of
which will be serviceable to the student of the Middle Ages . England . - Green , “
History of the English People , ” 4 vols . This is the best extended history of ...

Author: Philip Van Ness Myers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Europe

Page: 54

View: 963


The history of Israel tr ed by R Martineau J E Carpenter J F Smith

changing circumstances in their chronological succession , he will never
comprehend the history in its full truth and importance . It is only when we draw
into this circle , not only the history of the religion , literature , and arts of the
people , but ...

Author: Heinrich Ewald

Publisher:

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Category:

Page:

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The History and Conquests of the Saracens

Ferdousi , under the auspices of Mahmoud of Ghazni , recorded them in immortal
verse ; and Mirkhond , in later times , thought it not beneath him to compose the
history of the Infidels of the line of Sassan as well as of the faithful Ghaznevid ...

Author: Edward Augustus Freeman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Arabian Peninsula

Page: 203

View: 525


The History of Civilization from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution

Necessity of reading a general history of France befrie we study that of civilization
- M . de Sismondi's work - Why we should study the political state of a country
before its moral state , the history of society before that of man - The social state
of ...

Author: Guizot (M., François)

Publisher:

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The Complete Histories of Polybius

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.

Author: Polybius

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781420934236

Category: History

Page: 606

View: 368

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.

The Histories

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 ...

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN:

Category: Greece

Page: 622

View: 389

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 Histories Book 5 Terpsichore

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, ...

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 168146294X

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 320

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.

Shakespeare The Histories

The book reveals antiquity's contradictions in all their glamour and glory, their absurdities and arrogance, and provides alternative contexts for reading Shakespeare's history plays.

Author: Graham Holderness

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312227135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 417

Graham Holderness provides a new treatment of Shakespeare's historical dramas by reviewing past sources in light of modern theory, thus redefining the world about which Shakespeare wrote. He begins with the social and cultural context in which these "historical" plays of chivalric antiquity and masculine virtue were written and suggests that the world depicted in the plays represented a male-dominated aristocracy preoccupied with war and violence. The book reveals antiquity's contradictions in all their glamour and glory, their absurdities and arrogance, and provides alternative contexts for reading Shakespeare's history plays.

The Histories of Rabban H rm zd the Persian and Rabban Bar Idt pt 1 English translations pt 2 The metrical life of rabban H rm zd by M r Sergius of dh rb j n

Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 719


Lectures on the History of Christian Dogmas

Life of Jesus Christ , in its Historical Connexion and Development . N.S. The
Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles . With the
Antignosticus , or Spirit of Tertullian . Trans . by J. E. Ryland . 2 vols . Lectures on
the History ...

Author: August Neander

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Theology, Doctrinal

Page:

View: 377


The History of Mexico and Its Wars

Recent events have rendered the history of the inhabitants of the ancient Aztec
Empire far more interesting to the people of the United States than at any other
period ; and it is believed that to - day is a suitable time for giving to the world this
 ...

Author: John Frost

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mexican War, 1846-1848

Page: 706

View: 232


The History of Modern Europe from the Fall of Constantinople

PREFACE . ix nople by the Turks and the destruction of the last vestiges of the
Greek Empire , have commonly been regarded as the true epoch of modern
history , it has been adopted in the present work . The real importance of that
event ...

Author: Thomas Henry Dyer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Europe

Page:

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