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    Herodotus: Histories Book VIII: Bk. 8 (Herodotus Histories) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Herodotus, Edited by A. M. Bowie

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Herodotus: Histories Book VIII: Bk. 8
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herodotus, Edited by A. M. Bowie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521575713
    ISBN 10: 0521575710
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 938.03
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    2 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... wide-ranging lucid introduction ...' The Times Literary Supplement 'We heartily recommend this volume as an introduction to Herodotos' Greek and methods of presentation.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Medes and Persians; 2. Greeks and Persians; 3. Xerxes in Herodotus; 4. Achaemenid campaigns; 5. Battle of Book 8; 6. Structure and narrative modes; 7. The language of Herodotus; 8. Life of Herodotus; 9. The text; Commentary.