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Thucydides Reader : Annotated Passages from Books I-VIII of the Histories

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An annotated and illustrated Thucydides reader containing passages from books I-VIII of the Histories with introductory material for all eight books of the Histories, commentary and grammatical notes. This book is a standard text for any college course in reading Thucydides in Greek. It is also suitable for post-intermediate, secondary school students who want to tackle the works of a popular but challenging author.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English, Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Annotated
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1585104124
  • 9781585104123
  • 1,618,660

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...precious little has been done for the fledgling Greek student who wants to read the History but needs help with forms, syntax, and the peculiarities of Thucydides style. Nagy has changed the whole landscape. His Reader offers selections from every book, aimed at students who still need reminders about genitive absolutes and supplementary participles. His book has no rival, because we readers of Thucydides have had to wait so long for someone to do the job. In reading Nagy's commentary, my sad emotion came from my sorrow that I hadn't had a book like this in my two Thucydides courses. -- Lee Fratantuono, University of Dallas Classics Departmentshow more

About Thucydides

Blaise Nagy is Professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of "A Thucydides Reader" and "A Herodotus Reader," both published by Focus Publisher, as well as numerous articles on Greek and Roman history.show more

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An illustrated Thucydides reader containing passages from books I-VIII of the Histories.show more

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