Portable Greek Historians

Portable Greek Historians

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Volume editor M. I. Finley, By (author) M.I. Finley

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 180mm x 30mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 29 September 1977
  • Publication City/Country: Hawthorn
  • ISBN 10: 014015065X
  • ISBN 13: 9780140150650
  • Illustrations note: maps, bibliog
  • Sales rank: 527,591

Product description

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."

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Author information

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