The Expedition of Cyrus Oxford World’s Classics

Oxford University Press - The expedition of cyrus tells the story of the epic march of the Ten Thousand, who rose in revolt agains his brother, an army recruited at the end of the fifth century BC by a young Persian prince, Cyrus, the King of Persia. Their long march, across mountains and plateaus to the sight of "The sea! The sea!, " and back to the fringes of the Greek world, is the most excititng adventure story to survive from the ancient world.

This new translation of xenophon's most famous work offers a gripping narrative and a unique insight into the character of a Greek army struggling to survive in an alien world. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

The Expedition of Cyrus Oxford World's Classics - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Oxford university Press USA.

After cyrus' death, the army is left stranded in the desert of Mespotamia, a thousand miles from home.





The Peloponnesian War Oxford World's Classics

Oxford University Press - A participant in the war himself, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, brilliant narrative, Thucydides brings to his history an awesome intellect, as it affects both states and individuals. Rhodes. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

This new edition combines a masterly new translation by martin hammond with comprehensive supporting material, including summaries of individual Books; textual notes; a comprehensive analytical index; an appendix on weights, measures and distances, money, and calendars; ten maps; an up-to-date bibliography; and an illuminating introduction by P.

The Peloponnesian War Oxford World's Classics - J. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more. Of the prose writers of the ancient world, Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle.

. The greatest historian that ever lived. Such was macaulay's assessment of Thucydides c. 460-400 bc and his history of the peloponnesian war, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens.

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The Histories Oxford World's Classics

Oxford University Press - Oxford University Press. Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time, " Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. Translated by robin waterfield, a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described as `the best available', this readable new translation is supplemented with expansive notes to help the reader appreciate the book in depth.

About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Histories Oxford World's Classics - The father of history, and considerable charm, " as Cicero called him, enormous scope, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics.





The Return of Martin Guerre

Harvard University Press - Here we see men and women trying to fashion their identities within a world of traditional ideas about property and family and of changing ideas about religion. We learn what happens when common people get involved in the workings of the criminal courts in the ancien régime, and how judges struggle to decide who a man was in the days before fingerprints and photographs.

The clever peasant arnaud du tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse when, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity, a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, property, on a summer’s day in 1560, and wife of Martin Guerre. Oxford University Press.

. It is also a remarkable psychological narrative about where self-fashioning stops and lying begins. The astonishing case captured the imagination of the continent. Harvard University Press. Told and retold over the centuries, the story of Martin Guerre became a legend, still remembered in the Pyrenean village where the impostor was executed more than 400 years ago.

The Return of Martin Guerre - Now a noted historian, poets, an honorable peasant woman, would accept such a man as her husband, and why lawyers, who served as consultant for a new French film on Martin Guerre, why Bertrande de Rols, has searched archives and lawbooks to add new dimensions to a tale already abundant in mysteries: we are led to ponder how a common man could become an impostor in the sixteenth century, and men of letters like Montaigne became so fascinated with the episode.

Natalie zemon davis reconstructs the lives of ordinary people, in a sparkling way that reveals the hidden attachments and sensibilities of nonliterate sixteenth-century villagers. We sense the secret affinity between the eloquent men of law and the honey-tongued village impostor, a rare identification across class lines.





Conversations of Socrates Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Xenophon's portrait is the only one other than Plato's to survive, and while it offers a very personal interpretation of Socratic thought, it also reveals much about the man and his philosophical views. Penguin Books. In 'socrates' defence' xenophon defends his mentor against charges of arrogance made at his trial, while the 'Memoirs of Socrates' also starts with an impassioned plea for the rehabilitation of a wronged reputation.

. After the execution of socrates in 399 bc, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. Along with 'the estate-manager', a sparkling exploration of love, and 'The Dinner-Party', a practical economic treatise, Xenophon's dialogues offer fascinating insights into the Socratic world and into the intellectual atmosphere and daily life of ancient Greece.

Conversations of Socrates Penguin Classics - Oxford University Press. Harvard University Press.





The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Free Press - Penguin Books. In any list of the great Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands near the top. Robert strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience.

Considered essential reading for generals, the Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, 000 years, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2, political, statesmen, moral, and philosophical wisdom. Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time, ” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition.

Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers. Oxford University Press. Free Press. Harvard University Press. Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time, ” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition.

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War - . The landmark thucydides includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, an index of unprecedented subtlety, explanatory marginal notes on each page, and numerous other useful features.

This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.





The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius Oxford World's Classics

Oxford University Press - Oxford University Press. The gallic war, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

Harvard University Press. Oxford university Press USA. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative of the conquest of Gaul and the first Roman invasions of Britain and Germany. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more.

The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius Oxford World's Classics - Free Press. Penguin Books. Detailed notes, maps, a table of dates, and glossary make this the most useful edition available.





The Histories Oxford World's Classics

Oxford University Press - Oxford university Press USA. The book also includes succinct, maps, clear notes, a glossary, and an index of proper names. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more.

Free Press. Harvard University Press. Polybius, attributes rome's success to the greatness of its constitution and the character of its people, himself a leading Greek politician of the time, but also allows Fortune a role in shaping world events. Brian mcging's lucid introduction discusses the period covered by the Histories, Polybius' major role in the reconstruction of Greece after the defeat of the Achaean League, Polybius' outspoken views on how and how not, the themes and subject matter of the individual books, and his significance for historiography.

The Histories Oxford World's Classics - Oxford University Press. Here is the first new translation for over thirty years of polybius' Histories, the major source for our knowledge of the Eternal City's early rise to power, the defeat of Hannibal, covering the years of the Second Punic War, and Rome's pivotal victories in the Mediterranean. This new translation by robin Waterfield includes the first five books in their entirety, and all of the fragmentary Books 6 and 12.

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The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories Landmark Books

Anchor Books - Free Press. Penguin Books. Illustrated, and filled with maps—with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas, twenty-one appendices written by scholars at the top of their fields, annotated, and a new translation by Andrea L. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Purvis—the landmark Herodotus is a stunning edition of the greatest classical work of history ever written.

Harvard University Press. From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus. Cicero called herodotus "the father of history, The Histories, " and his only work, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature.

The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories Landmark Books - . Anchor Books. With lucid prose, herodotus's account of the rise of the Persian Empire and its dramatic war with the Greek city sates set a standard for narrative nonfiction that continues to this day.





Xenophon's Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War

St. Martin's Griffin - In 1906, a stilted english translation of Xenophon of Athens' story about Cyrus the Great's military campaigns was published. Free Press. Now, a century later, a much more accessible edition of one of history's most extraordinary and successful leaders is emerging. Among his many achievements, this great leader of wisdom and virtue founded and extended the Persian Empire; conquered Babylon; freed 40, 000 Jews from captivity; wrote mankind's first human rights charter; and ruled over those he had conquered with respect and benevolence.

According to historian will durant, cyrus the Great's military enemies knew that he was lenient, and they did not fight him with that desperate courage which men show when their only choice is "to kill or die. As a result the iranians regarded him as "the father, " the Greeks as the "Law-Giver, " the Babylonians as "The Liberator, " and the Jews as the "Anointed of the Lord.

Xenophon's Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War - By freshening the voice, style and diction of Cyrus, Larry Hedrick has created a more contemporary Cyrus. Harvard University Press. Oxford University Press. Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Books. A new generation of readers, can now learn about and benefit from Cyrus the Great's extraordinary achievements, including business executives and managers, and government officials, military officers, which exceeded all other leaders' throughout antiquity.

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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika Landmark Books

Anchor 2724465225805 - Penguin Books. From the editor of the widely praised the landmark thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Harvard University Press. Oxford University Press. Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.

C. E. A particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Thebes, Sparta, and Persia were in constant flux. Anchor. Unlike any other edition of the hellenika, it also includes the relevant texts of Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, with explanatory footnotes and a table that correlates passages of the three works, which is perhaps crucial to an assessment of Xenophon’s reliability and quality as a historian.

The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika Landmark Books - Like the two landmark editions that precede it, The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history. In addition to the hellenika, a number of his essays have survived, including one on his memories of his teacher, Socrates. Beautifully illustrated, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, heavily annotated, an comprehensive introduction by David Thomas, sixteen appendices written by leading classics scholars, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, clear maps, and filled with detailed, and an extensive timeline/chronology to clarify this otherwise confusing period.

Xenophon was an athenian who participated in the expedition of Cyrus the Younger against Cyrus’ brother, the Perisan King Artaxerces II. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece.