The Histories

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 716

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Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia.

Herodotus

the Histories

Author: Herodotus

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Greece

Page: 599

View: 938

The Histories

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 656

In AD68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, though not of chaos. In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacitus, writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives us a detailed account based on excellent authorities. In the 'long but single year' of revolution four emperors emerge in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian - who established the Flavian dynasty. Rhiannon Ash stays true to the spirit of Wellesley's prose whilst making the translation more accessible to modern readers.

The Histories

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 749

In AD 68, Nero?s suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, with four emperors?Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian? emerging in succession. Based on authoritative sources,The Histories vividly recounts the details of the ?long but single year? of revolution that brought the Roman empire to the brink of collapse.

The Madness of Cambyses

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 552

'Do you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber? Well, I am going to shoot him.' The story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part-historian, part-mythmaker Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Herodotus (c.484-425 BCE). Herodotus's The Histories is also available in Penguin Classics.

The Early History of Rome

Author: Livy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 352

Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years of history, from the founding of Rome (traditionally dated to 757 BC) to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC - an era which witnessed the reign of seven kings, the establishment of the Republic, civil strife and brutal conflict. Bringing compelling characters to life, and re-presenting familiar tales - including the tragedy of Coriolanus and the story of Romulus and Remus - The Early History is a truly epic work, and a passionate warning that Rome should learn from its history.

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

Author: Stephen P. Kershaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 254

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

Chinese Historical Thinking

An Intercultural Discussion

Author: Chun-chieh Huang

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 597

The book presents Chinese historical thinking by four articles. It is covered the ancient origin and the development to modernity and is commented by seven international experts. Presentation and comments find ›second thought‹ by three other international scholars, and at the end the whole discussion find an answer by the authors of the first presentations. The complex structure of argumentation documents not only various ideas and interpretations of Chinese historical thinking, but represent the possibilities and problems of intercultural comparison at the same time.

Roman Helmets

Author: Hilary & John Travis

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 567

A comprehensive and wonderfully illustrated study of Roman helmets, their changing styles, their construction and their use in combat