The Histories Book PDF

The Histories

  • Author : Herodotus
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : 9780141393773

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The Histories Book Description :

The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon and Thermopylae, of Salamis and Plataea, retain to this day a matchless epic quality. More than this, though, The Histories is also the source of much of our knowledge of the ancient world. Herodotus was an endlessly curious man, and gathered information about the world around him from as many people and places as he could investigate. History was only the beginning of his interests. Whether it was the pyramids of Egypt, the cannabis habit of the Scythians, the flora and fauna of Arabia or the table dancing of the Athenian aristocracy, he was fascinated by them all. To this day, phrases derived from The Histories - from 'rich as Croesus' to 'tall poppy syndrome' - are part of the mental furniture even of those who haven't read him. Sometimes he is sceptical, and sometimes credulous, but his love of recounting what he has learned never ceases. Above all, as Tom Holland says in his introduction, "Herodotus is the most entertaining of historians. Indeed he is as entertaining as anyone who has ever written - historian or not." This absorbing new translation, by one of Britain's most admired young historians, allows all the drama and mysteriousness of this great book to be fully appreciated by modern readers. The sources of our information about the world are now more in flux than they have been for generations: there could be few better moments to read and reflect upon the book which first sought to organise knowledge. TOM HOLLAND is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Persian Fire, his history of t

The Histories of William Shakspere Book PDF

The Histories of William Shakspere

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : BL:A0023013621

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The Histories Book PDF

The Histories

  • Author : Polybius
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre : Greece
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112039653222

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The Histories Book PDF

The Histories

  • Author : Agathias
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 1975-01-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9783110826944

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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 Landmark Herodotus Book PDF

The Landmark Herodotus

  • Author : Robert B. Strassler
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 953
  • ISBN : 9781400031146

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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.

Histories Book PDF

Histories

  • Author : James Romm
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9781624661150

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Histories Book Description :

This volume includes a wealth of helpful footnotes; more than a dozen maps and illustrations; a chronology of the Archaic Age; a glossary of main characters, places, and terms; suggested further reading; and an index of proper nouns.

The Landmark Herodotus Book PDF

The Landmark Herodotus

  • Author : Herodotus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Greece
  • Pages : 953
  • ISBN : 1847246869

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The Landmark Herodotus Book Description :

In the 5th century BC an adventurous Ionian Greek, Herodotus of Halicarnassus, journeyed extensively through the lands of the eastern Mediterranean, from Egypt to Asia Minor, collecting tales of the upheavals that had afflicted the region in the earlier part of the century. The fruits of his wanderings were The Histories, in which he used his narrative gifts not only to chronicle the rise of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and its war with the Greek city-states, but also to recount his experiences with the varied peoples and cultures he had encountered during his journey. Herodotus earned the nickname 'the father of history' for this, the first authentic work of historical writing in the Western literary canon. In it he explored such universal themes as the nature of freedom, the role of religion, the human costs of war, and the dangers of absolute power. But in addition to his narrative of the Greek-Persian conflict, he included in The Histories rich seams of anthropology, ethnography, geology, and geography, pioneering these fields of study. Successful navigation of this sprawling, monumental work requires an understanding of ancient geography and events that will often be unfamiliar to the modern reader. Ten years in the making, Robert Strassler's magisterial new edition of The Histories is amplified by a veritable battery of editorial features - illustrations, maps, annotations, explanatory synopses, and state-of-the-art appendices on such critical themes as Athenian government, Egypt, Persian weaponry and tactics, oracles, religion tyranny and the position of women - that makes Herodotus' masterpiece more comprehensible, more accessible, even more enjoyable than ever before. The Landmark Herodotus is the definitive edition of a Western cultural milestone. It belongs on the bookshelf of every literate individual.

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  • Author : Polybius
  • Publisher : Loeb Classical Library
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN : 0674991524

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The main part of Polybius's history covers the years 264-146 BCE. It describes the rise of Rome to the destruction of Carthage and the domination of Greece by Rome.--From publisher description.

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  • Author : Polybius
  • Publisher : Loeb Classical Library
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 0674991788

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Book Description :

The main part of Polybius's history covers the years 264-146 BCE. It describes the rise of Rome to the destruction of Carthage and the domination of Greece by Rome.--From publisher description.

The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha Book PDF

The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha

  • Author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1851
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN4Q8B

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Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius Book PDF

Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius

  • Author : Arthur M. Eckstein
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1995-02-01
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 0520914694

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Moral Vision in the Histories of Polybius Book Description :

Arthur Eckstein's fresh and stimulating interpretation challenges the way Polybius' Histories have long been viewed. He argues that Polybius evaluates people and events as much from a moral viewpoint as from a pragmatic, utilitarian, or even "Machiavellian" one. Polybius particularly asks for "improvement" in his audience, hoping that those who study his writings will emerge with a firm determination to live their lives nobly. Teaching by the use of moral exemplars, Polybius also tries to prove that success is not the sole standard by which human action should be judged.

The Histories Book PDF

The Histories

  • Author : Polibio
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 0674996372

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The Histories Book Description :

The main part of Polybius's history covers the years 264-146 BCE. It describes the rise of Rome to the destruction of Carthage and the domination of Greece by Rome.--From publisher description.

The Histories of Herodotus  a Translation by George Rawlinson Book PDF

The Histories of Herodotus a Translation by George Rawlinson

  • Author : HERODOTUS.
  • Publisher : Scribe Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-25
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 1787801713

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The Histories of Herodotus a Translation by George Rawlinson Book Description :

Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in the 5th century BC in what is now modern-day Bodrum in Turkey (then part of the vast Persian Empire). A contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides he is often called 'The Father of History', initially by no less than Cicero. Herodotus broke from the then tradition to treat history as one of investigation of facts and evidence to present a better whole. The Histories is the only work for which he is known to have produced a record of his inquiry on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars; In it he deals with the lives of Croesus, Cyrus, Cambyses, Smerdis, Darius, and Xerxes and the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, Salamis, Plataea, and Mycale. He expands into many cultural, ethnographical, geographical, historiographical, and areas to form a complete cultural landscape. This attention to detail helps The Histories remain a riveting account of this fascinating trime. Whilst some of what he wrote appears inaccurate to modern day historians Herodortus would state that he reports only what he was told. Much of what he wrote has now been confirmed as an accurate distillation of the times. Over the centureries many have translated his works. George Rawlinson was born on 23rd November 1812 at Chadlington, Oxfordshire. He was the younger brother to the eminent Assyriologist, Sir Henry Rawlinson. Rawlinson took his degree at Trinity College, Oxford in 1838. Here he also enjoyed playing cricket and was considered to have been a rare talent at the sport. In 1840 he was elected to a fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. After being ordained in 1841 he became, from 1842 to 1846, a tutor there as well. In 1846 Rawlinson married Louisa, the daughter of Sir RA Chermside. His progress continued to be rapid and varied in acknowledgement of his undoubted talents. In 1859 he was made a Bampton lecturer, and was Camden Professor of Ancient History from 1861 to 1889. By 1872 Rawlinson was appointed canon of Canterbury, an