The Histories

The Histories
Author : Herodotus
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Total Pages : 880
Release : 2014-09-25
ISBN 10 : 0140455396
ISBN 13 : 9780140455397
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book Description:

'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 Landmark Herodotus

The Landmark Herodotus
Author : Robert B. Strassler
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 953
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781400031146
ISBN 13 : 1400031141
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Herodotus Book Description:

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 Histories

The Histories
Author : Herodotus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 784
Release : 2003-01-30
ISBN 10 : 9780141917153
ISBN 13 : 0141917156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book Description:

'The first example of non-fiction, the text that underlies the entire discipline of history ... it is above all a treasure trove' Tom Holland One of the masterpieces of classical literature, The Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colourful digressions - a description of the natural wonders of Egypt; tales of lake-dwellers, dog-headed men and gold-digging ants. With its kaleidoscopic blend of fact and legend, The Histories offers a compelling Greek view of the world in the fifth century BC, in Aubrey de S√©lincourt's elegant and celebrated translation. Translated by AUBREY DE S√ČLINCOURT Revised with an Introduction and notes by JOHN MARINCOLA

The Histories

The Histories
Author : Polybius
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2010-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9780191612602
ISBN 13 : 019161260X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book Description:

'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

The Histories Book 4  Melopomene
Author : Herodotus
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 66
Release : 2015-08-24
ISBN 10 : 9781681462936
ISBN 13 : 1681462931
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book 4 Melopomene Book Description:

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 Histories Book 3 Thaleia

The Histories Book 3  Thaleia
Author : Herodotus
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781625580429
ISBN 13 : 1625580428
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book 3 Thaleia Book Description:

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 Histories

The Histories
Author : Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1931
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010549627
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Histories

The Histories
Author : Agathias Murinaeus
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages : 170
Release : 1975
ISBN 10 : 3110033577
ISBN 13 : 9783110033571
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories Book Description:

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 Histories of the Propertyless

The Histories of the Propertyless
Author : Kyung Won Hong
Publisher :
Total Pages : 402
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822028299733
ISBN 13 :
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The Histories of the Propertyless Book Description:

Two Bokes of the Histories of Ireland

Two Bokes of the Histories of Ireland
Author : Saint Edmund Campion
Publisher :
Total Pages : 354
Release : 1963
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020245663
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Bokes of the Histories of Ireland Book Description: