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The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius

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Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"—Herodotus's History, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.

About the Author

M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Brief Reading List

Map

HERODOTUS

From Book I

Lydia

From Book II

The Antiquity of Egypt

The Nile Flood

Manners and Customs

Origins of the Greek Gods

The Truth about the Trojan War

The Building of the Pyramids

From Book VII

The Persian War after Marathon

From Book VIII

The Persian War after Marathon (Continued)

THUCYDIDES

From Book I

The Beginnings

From Book II

The Funeral Oration of Pericles

The Plague in Athens

From Book III

The Mitylenian Debate

Sedition in Corcyra

From Book VI

The War in Sicily

From Book VII

The Sicilian Disaster

XENOPHON: The Anabasis

From Book I

From Book II

From Book III

From Book IV

POLYBIUS

From Book I

Introduction

From Book II

Aratus of Sicyon and the Achaean League

From Book VI

The Roman Constitution

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150650
Editor:
Finley, Moses I.
Author:
Finley, Moses I.
Editor:
Finley, M. I.
Author:
Finley, M. I.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Greece History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Greece Historiography.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Viking portable library
Series Volume:
105-708
Publication Date:
19770931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.77x5.13x.96 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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