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On the War for Greek Freedom : Selections from the Histories

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Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgement presents those selections that comprise Herodotus' historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index of proper names, and maps.

Author Biography

James Romm is Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Bard College Samuel Shirley, now retired, has been Classics Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford; Latin Lecturer at Cardiff University; and Headmaster of the Waverley Grammar School, Birmingham

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chronology of the Archaic Age xx
Herodotus, On the War for Greek Freedom
Herodotus' Introduction
Prologue: The Reign of Croesus of Lydia (c. 560--46 B.C.E.)
The Growth of Persia: Cyrus Conquers Asia (c. 550--30 B.C.E)
The Growth of Persia: Cambyses Conquers North Africa (c. 530--22 B.C.E.)
The Growth of Persia: Darius Enters Europe (521--499 B.C.E.)
The Greek Revolt from Persia (499--94 B.C.E.)
Persia versus Greece: Darius' Wars (494--90 B.C.E.)
Persia versus Greece: Xerxes' War (484--80 B.C.E.)
Persia versus Greece: Mardonius' War and After (480--79 B.C.E.)
Historical Epilogue 188(2)
Main Characters and Places 190(7)
Index of Proper Names 197

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