Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts: Herodotus and the Persian Wars

Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts: Herodotus and the Persian Wars

Description

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Herodotus, writing in the second half of the 5th century BC, is the first historian of western civilisation. His narrative tells of the expansion of the Persian Empire in the 6th and 5th centuries BC and the wars between Greece and Persia in 490 and 480 BC. Some of the most famous battles of history, Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, are dramatically described in his work. His purpose is to explain why the wars happened and his sophisticated and complex answer encompasses the relation of gods to men, the nature of different peoples and the character of individuals.


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Details

Author(s)
John Claughton
For ages
12-17
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
189 x 246 x 8mm | 368g
Publication date
12 Apr 2019
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0521689430
ISBN13
9780521689434
Bestsellers rank
314,553