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Herodotus

Herodotus

The Histories : New Translation, Selections, Backgrounds, Commentaries

  • Author: Herodotus,Walter Blanco,Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393959468
  • Category: History
  • Page: 433
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This Norton Critical Edition offers an introduction to Herodotus for students approaching the history of Western Civilization or classical Greece for the first time. It features a new translation and selection of Herodotus s The Histories by Walter Blanco, supplemented by critical works chosen by Jennifer Roberts."

The Histories

The Histories

The Complete Translation, Backgrounds, Commentaries

  • Author: Herodotus
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393933970
  • Category: History
  • Page: 647
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Walter Blanco's acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition. Herodotus's history is the earliest continuous prose narrative in Western literature. His long narrative--longer than either of the Homeric epics--continues to hold us spellbound because of the author's storytelling powers and intelligent curiosity. The perfect introduction to Herodotus, this Norton Critical Edition includes the complete text of The Histories. The translation is fully annotated and is accompanied by an introduction, a chronology of events, and a note on the Persian Wars. Seven maps--all new to the Second Edition--give readers a visual understanding of events and places, 490-479 B.C.E. "Backgrounds" includes a rich collection of historical works by Aeschylus, Bacchylides, Thucydides, Aristotle, and Plutarch. New to the Second Edition are contrasting accounts, by Diodorus of Sicily and Strabo, of the Amazons who were believed to be living in the mountainous regions. "Commentaries" is divided into two sections. Early modern interpretations are represented by Isaac Taylor, John Stuart Mill, and Thomas Babington Macaulay. Seventeen modern assessments--three of them new to the Second Edition--focus on historical origins and backgrounds, Herodotus's place in history, and central issues concerning both the Persian Wars and Herodotus's reckoning of them. The new contributors are François Hartog, James Redfield, and Siep Stuurman. A Glossary, Selected Bibliography, and Index are also included.

The Plague of War

The Plague of War

Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece

  • Author: Jennifer T. Roberts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199996660
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. The war embroiled the entire Greek world, provoking years of butchery previously unparalleled in ancient Greece. Whole cities were exterminated, their men killed, their women and children enslaved. While the war is commonly believed to have ended with the capture of the Athenian navy in 405 and the subsequent starvation of Athens, fighting in Greece would continue for several decades. Sparta's authority was challenged in the so-called Corinthian War (395-387) when Persian gold helped unite Athens with Sparta's former allies. The war did not truly end until, in 371, Thebes' crack infantry resoundingly defeated Sparta at Leuctra, forever shattering the myth of Spartan military supremacy. Jennifer Roberts' rich narrative of this famous conflict is the first general history to tell the whole story, from the war's origins down to Sparta's defeat at Leuctra. In her masterful account, this long and bloody war affected every area of life in Athens, exacerbated divisions between rich and poor in Sparta, and sparked civil strife throughout the Greek world. Yet despite the biting sorrows the fighting occasioned, it remains a gripping saga of plots and counter-plots, murders and lies, thrilling sea chases and desperate overland marches, missed opportunities and last-minute reprieves, and, as the war's first historian Thucydides had hoped, lessons for a less bellicose future. In addition, Roberts considers the impact of the war on Greece's cultural life, including the great masterworks of tragedy and comedy performed at this time and, most infamously, the trial and execution of Socrates. A fast-paced narrative of one of antiquity's most famous clashes, The Plague of War is a must-read for history enthusiasts of all ages.

Enduring Empire

Enduring Empire

Ancient Lessons for Global Politics

  • Author: David Tabachnick
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 0802095216
  • Category: History
  • Page: 239
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Explores ways in which ancient theories of empire can inform our understanding of present-day international relations.

Herodotus: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Herodotus: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199802869
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 50
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

History in Dispute: Classical antiquity and classical studies

History in Dispute: Classical antiquity and classical studies

  • Author: Paul Allen Miller,Benjamin Frankel
  • Publisher: St James Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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History in Dispute addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. The intent of this biennial series is to provide users with an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, help stimulate critical thinking and provide ideas for papers and assignments. Each volume in the History in Dispute series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Each volume contains roughly 50 entries, chosen by an advisory board of historians and academics. Entries begin with a brief overview summarizing the controversy. This introduction is followed by two or more signed, point-counterpoint essays of 1,500 to 2,000 words each. Features include excerpts from primary source documents to illuminate the viewpoints presented with each entry; photographs and drawings of individuals, sites, objects or documents pertinent to the event or topic; and a chronological list of events. Volumes include a cumulative subject index. Visit www.gale.com for a current list of volume topics.

Logos and Eros

Logos and Eros

Essays Honoring Stanley Rosen

  • Author: Stanley Rosen,Nalin Ranasinghe
  • Publisher: St Augustine PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781587314704
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 271
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Included here are twenty essays from renowned scholars, honoring Stanley Rosen, whose work in ancient and modern philosophy is among the most influential today. Rosen is the author of fourteen books, including nine from St. Augustine?s Press.Table of ContentsIntroduction Stanley Rosen as Educator Nalin Ranasinghe, Assumption CollegeWorks for or about Stanley RosenTransformations of Enlightenment: Plato, Rosen and the Postmodern Alasdair MacIntyre, Univ. of Notre DameThe ?Ordinary Experience? of the Platonic Dialogues Drew Hyland, Trinity CollegeFrom Hermeneutics to Common Sense: Stanley Rosen on Precomprehension Laurent Jaffro, SorbonneFour Brief Essays for Stanley Rosen: Herbert Mason, Boston UniversityDiscourse, a poem by Geoffrey Hill, Boston UniversityWorks on Plato and Ancient Philosophy:The Grammar of the Soul: On Plato?s Euthyphro Michael Davis, Sarah Lawrence CollegeLes Dimensions Platoniciennes de la Dunamis: Agir, Patir, Differencier Monique Dixsaut, SorbonnePlatonic Liberalism: Self-Perfection as a Foundation of Platonic Political Theory Charles Griswold, Boston Univ.The Non-lover in Aristotle?s Ethics Ronna Burger, Tulane UniversityDemocracy in Motion: Some Reflections on Herodotean Politics Clifford Orwin, University of TorontoAristotle?s Commonsensical Cosmology David Roochnik, Boston UniversityThe Politics of the Afterlife in Plato?s Gorgias, Damjan Krnjevic, Adviser to the President of SerbiaWorks on Modern Philosophy:Kant?s Philosophical Use of Mathematics: Negative Magnitudes Eva Brann, St. John?s CollegeOrigins of Enchantment: Conceptual Continuities in the Ontology of Political Wholeness Waller Newell, CarletonOn Giving Oneself the Law Robert Pippin, University of ChicagoChristianity is Platonism for the People Robert Rethy, Xavier UniversityWhere My Spade Turns: On Philosophy, Nihilism, and the Ordinary Sharon Rider, Uppsala UniversityFreedom from the Good: Heidegger?s Idealist Grounding of Politics Richard Velkley, Catholic University The True and the Bad Infinity Donald Verene, Emory University

The beginnings of history

The beginnings of history

Herodotus and the Persian Wars

  • Author: James Allan Stewart Evans
  • Publisher: Edgar Kent Inc
  • ISBN: 9780888666529
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Annual Report of the American Historical Association

Annual Report of the American Historical Association

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Historiography
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Classics in translation

Classics in translation

from Homer to Juvenal

  • Author: Peter V. Jones,Peter Jones
  • Publisher: Duckbacks
  • ISBN: 9780715628683
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 152
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Introducing the work of 20 of the ancient world's greatest authors, this work presents brief, readable essays, fully illustrated with quotations from modern (and some ancient) translations. The writers covered include Homer, Sappho, Herodotus, the Greek tragedians, the comic poets, sexy and subtle love poets such as Catullus, and vicious but witty satirists like Martial and Juvenal