Herodotus and the Persian Wars

Author: John Claughton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015080847836
Release Date: 2008-01-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Herodotus, writing in the second half of the 5th century BC, is the first historian of western civilisation. His narrative tells of the expansion of the Persian Empire in the 6th and 5th centuries BC and the wars between Greece and Persia in 490 and 480 BC. Some of the most famous battles of history, Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, are dramatically described in his work. His purpose is to explain why the wars happened and his sophisticated and complex answer encompasses the relation of gods to men, the nature of different peoples and the character of individuals.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Michael Gagarin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195170726
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

Past Perspectives

Author: I. S. Moxon
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521266254
Release Date: 1986-01-30
Genre: History

The ten papers which make up this volume were originally presented at a conference on 'The Greek and Roman Historians', held at the University of Leeds in 1983. Some of the articles investigate in detail the assumptions, prejudices and methods which were brought to their works by writers as separate in time as Herodotus and Ammianus, as opposed in outlook as Thucydides and Dionysius, or as different in practical approach as Xenophon, Plutarch and Tacitus. Other papers, more wide-ranging in scope, examine respectively the validity of the traditions about early Rome, the function of historical writing in Rome of the second and first centuries BC, and the contemporary and later source material for the Caesarian tyrannicides. In an Epilogue the editors discuss the main themes which emerge from the collection.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

Author: John Marincola
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444393820
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history

Speech in Character Diatribe and Romans 3 1 9

Author: Justin King
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004373297
Release Date: 2018-07-02
Genre: Religion

In Speech-in-Character, Diatribe, and Romans 3:1-9, Justin King focuses on the rhetorical skill of speech-in-character to identify which voice speaks which lines in Paul’s diatribal dialogue in Romans 3:1-9. He then considers this passage’s function in its larger epistolary context.

The Classical Tradition

Author: Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674035720
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: History

Collects alphabetically arranged essays on how classical tradition has shaped popular culture, government, mathematics, medicine, and drama.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare

Author: Philip Sabin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521782746
Release Date: 2007-12-06
Genre: History

Second volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of Roman warfare from the Late Republic to Justinian.

Beyond Celts Germans and Scythians

Author: Peter S. Wells
Publisher: Duckbacks
ISBN: 0715630369
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Peter Wells uses patterns of identity revealed in the archaeology to interpret the commentaries of Greek and Roman authors who conveyed their own perceptions of these non-literate groups.

Greeks and Barbarians

Author: Thomas Harrison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415939593
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

4 New horizons and old topoi -- II EUROPEANS, INDIANS AND ORIENTALS -- 1 Aristotle and the Indians -- 2 Savages, Greeks and the development of civilisation -- 3 Oriental despotism and the Eurocentric image of history -- Intellectual Chronology -- Guide to Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index

Early Greek Portraiture

Author: Catherine M. Keesling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107162235
Release Date: 2017-05-03
Genre: Art

This book lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece.

The Children of Herodotus

Author: Jakub Pigoń
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131682465
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

This book consists of 22 papers originally presented during the conference on ancient historical writing held in May 2007 in WrocÅaw, Poland. The authors are classical historians and philologists from academic institutions in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The collection responds to a growing interest among classical scholars in historiography and such related genres as ethnography and biography. The focus of the volume is, on the one hand, on the ancient historians' methods of approaching the external world, especially a non-Greek (or non-Roman) world, and, on the other, on the political dimension of historical writing, especially of Roman imperial historiography. There are also papers devoted to pointing and defining links between historiography and other literary genres such as epic or novel. Much attention is given to classical Greek historiography (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon), but other authors and periods are also discussed. The book is addressed to classical scholars, historians of historiography and anyone interested in ancient world. With a view to a non-specialist reader, all Greek and most Latin quotations are translated.

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004299849
Release Date: 2016-02-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Brill's Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond examines the reception and cultural transmission of Herodotus' Histories, one of the most controversial and influential texts to have survived from Classical Antiquity, from ancient up to modern times.


Author: Maurice Balme
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190607661
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Greek language

Since its publication in 1990, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek has helped tens of thousands of students learn classical Greek. Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, the long-awaited third edition combines the best features of traditional and modern teachingmethods. It provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the beginning and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. James Morwood, editor of the Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek and the Pocket OxfordClassical Greek Dictionary, brings his expertise and years of teaching experience to this revision.Carefully designed to hold students' interest, the course begins in Book I with a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in a precise historical context (432-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, gradually gives way in Book II toadapted passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotus and ultimately to excerpts of the original Greek of Bacchylides, Thucydides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history are also woven throughout.