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The Resource Histories, Book VI, Herodotus ; edited by Simon Hornblower and Christopher Pelling

Histories, Book VI, Herodotus ; edited by Simon Hornblower and Christopher Pelling

Label
Histories, Book VI
Title
Histories
Title number
Book VI
Statement of responsibility
Herodotus ; edited by Simon Hornblower and Christopher Pelling
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
  • grc
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Book VI of the Histories is one of Herodotus' most varied books, beginning with the final collapse of the Ionian Revolt and moving on to the Athenian triumph at Marathon (490 BC); it also includes fascinating material on Sparta, full of court intrigue and culminating in Kleomenes' grisly death, and there is comedy too, with Alkmeon's cramming clothes, boots, and even cheeks with gold dust, then Hippokleides 'dancing away his marriage'. In Herodotus' time, Marathon was already reaching almost legendary status, commemorated in epigrams and monuments, and in this edition a substantial introduction discusses Herodotus' relation to these other memorials. It also explores the place of the book in the Histories' overall structure, and pays particular attention to Herodotus' treatment of impiety. A new text is then accompanied by a full commentary, covering literary and historical aspects and offering help with translation. The volume is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Herodotus
Dewey number
938.03
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek, with introduction and commentaries in English
LC call number
PA4002
LC item number
.A36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Pelling, C. B. R.
Series statement
Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
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  • Greece
  • Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C
Label
Histories, Book VI, Herodotus ; edited by Simon Hornblower and Christopher Pelling
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The spirit of Marathon -- Architecture -- Kleomenes and impiety -- The qualities of Book 6 -- Language and dialect / A.M. Bowie -- Text
Control code
CR9781139299725
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139299725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Histories, Book VI, Herodotus ; edited by Simon Hornblower and Christopher Pelling
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The spirit of Marathon -- Architecture -- Kleomenes and impiety -- The qualities of Book 6 -- Language and dialect / A.M. Bowie -- Text
Control code
CR9781139299725
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139299725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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