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Herodotus: Histories Book VIII (A M Bowie (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521573283
Herodotus: Histories Book VIII (A M Bowie (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521573283
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Title: Herodotus: Histories Book VIII

Author: Bowie, A M (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521573283

Volumes: 1; Pages: 274

List Price in Cloth: $99.00 Our price: $99.00

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The Battle of Salamis was the first great (and unexpected) victory of the Greeks over the Persian forces under Xerxes, whose defeat had important consequences for the subsequent history and self-image of Europe. This battle forms the centre-piece of book VIII of Herodotus' Histories. The book also illuminates Greek views of themselves and of peoples from the East, the problematic relationships between different Greek states in the face of the invasion, and the role of the divine in history. This introduction and commentary pays particular attention to the history and culture of Achaemenid Persia and the peoples of its empire. It offers much help with the language of the text (which has been prepared for ease of reading), and deals with major literary and historical questions. It will be of especial use to intermediate and advanced Greek students, but also provides up-to-date scholarly materials for graduate students and professional classicists.ContentsIntroduction1. Medes and Persians2. Greeks and Persians3. Xerxes in Herodotus4. Achaemenid campaigns5. Battle of Book 86. Structure and narrative modes7. The language of Herodotus8. Life of Herodotus9. The textCommentary
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