Herodotus, Histories, Book V

Download or Read eBook Herodotus, Histories, Book V PDF written by Philip S. Peek and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Herodotus, Histories, Book V

Book Synopsis Herodotus, Histories, Book V by : Philip S. Peek

History begins with Herodotus (485–425 b.c.e.). Born in Halikarnassos, a gateway between the Greek and Persian worlds, Herodotus in his Histories narrates the great historical struggle between the Persian Empire and the Greek-speaking city-states at the dawn of the classical era. Herodotus does not merely list events or tell tales; his history inquires into the causes of events and casts its net wide to include ethnography and legend as well as political and military history. Book V of the Histories focuses on the Persians and their expansion into Thrakia and Makedonia, as well as their conflict with the Greeks of Ionia. Beginning in the timeless legends of prehistory, Herodotus discusses the customs of the Thrakians, offers insight into Sparta’s mindset, and narrates the struggle to restore democracy at Athens after the reign of the tyrant Peisistratos. The narrative of Book V sprawls over Asia, Africa, and Europe, naming more than 350 people and places. The reader will find in Herodotus a literate, keenly observant, wide-ranging guide to a time when Persia ruled 40 percent of the world's population and was confronted by an uneasy and fragile alliance of Greek city-states. In his introduction to the text and commentary, author Philip S. Peek outlines a process by which students of ancient Greek can develop translation and reading skills. For students’ convenience, Peek pairs the Greek text with the commentary and includes in the book’s appendices a case and function chart, an explanation of infinitives, a summary of the subjunctive and optative moods, a list of parsing terms, and a list of the 500 most commonly occurring Greek words. A comprehensive glossary rounds out the volume. As further aids to students, running vocabulary for each text section and a generalized list of the principal parts of verbs can be downloaded from oupress.com.

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  • Publisher – University of Oklahoma Press
  • Total Pages – 281
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780806162560
  • ISBN-13 – 0806162562

The Histories Book 7: Polymnia

Download or Read eBook The Histories Book 7: Polymnia PDF written by Herodotus and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Histories Book 7: Polymnia

Book Synopsis The Histories Book 7: Polymnia by : Herodotus

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.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 81
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781681462967
  • ISBN-13 – 1681462966

The Histories Book 9: Calliope

Download or Read eBook The Histories Book 9: Calliope PDF written by Herodotus and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 47 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Histories Book 9: Calliope

Book Synopsis The Histories Book 9: Calliope by : Herodotus

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.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 47
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781681462981
  • ISBN-13 – 1681462982

Herodotus: Histories Book IX

Download or Read eBook Herodotus: Histories Book IX PDF written by Herodotus and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-12-05 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Herodotus: Histories Book IX

Book Synopsis Herodotus: Histories Book IX by : Herodotus

Book IX of Herodotus' Histories provides the conclusion and climax to his work, as the victories at Plataea and Mycale complete the improbable Greek victory over Persia. The major themes of the work are all here echoed, modified, and revisited, and Book IX is thus essential for exploring its meaning (or range of possible meanings). This commentary, the first in English devoted solely to Book IX in over a century, treats Herodotus' work as both an historical narrative and a work of literature, incorporating the results of recent scholarly work in the fields of Greek history and historiography. It contains a Greek text together with detailed philological, literary, and historical notes designed to assist the intermediate and advanced Greek student. It will also be of use to graduate students and scholars.

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  • Publisher – Cambridge University Press
  • Total Pages – 380
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  • ISBN-10 – 0521596505
  • ISBN-13 – 9780521596503

The Histories Book 5: Terpsichore

Download or Read eBook The Histories Book 5: Terpsichore PDF written by Herodotus and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Histories Book 5: Terpsichore

Book Synopsis The Histories Book 5: Terpsichore by : Herodotus

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.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 48
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781681462943
  • ISBN-13 – 168146294X