By Naomi Lucks
This sequence appears to be like at leaders who guided armies to victory and governed over titanic domain names. As one empire fell, one other might upward thrust, led by means of charismatic and robust commanders.
By Reid Barbour
Early Stuart writers many times tailored and remodeled the rival but crossbred legacies of Epicureanism and Stoicism. during this ebook, Reid Barbour bargains the 1st complete account of the energetic yet harmful transmission of those Hellenistic philosophies over the 1st half-century of Stuart rule, together with the cataclysmic years of civil warfare that endlessly replaced the position of classical tradition in English highbrow lifestyles. starting from technology and ethics to politics and faith, he exhibits how in lots of discourses - performs and poems, biblical commentaries, political essays, clinical treatises, texts approximately wellbeing and fitness and the nice existence - the Epicureans and Stoics looked as if it would spring as many traps as they posed recommendations. in keeping with those risks, English writers from Francis Bacon and Robert Burton to John Milton and Lucy Hutchinson revised and every now and then resisted the very philosophies they cared such a lot approximately.
By John Marincola
This two-volume better half to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the hot instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historical historiography long ago few decades.Comprises a sequence of innovative articles written by way of recognized scholarsPresents wide, chronological remedies of vital concerns within the writing of heritage and antiquityThese are complemented via chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.Provides a sequence of interpretative readings at the person historiansContains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their dating to background
By László Török
20th century commentaries on Herodotus' passages on Nubia, the historic country of Kush and the Aithiopia of the Greek culture, depend totally on an superseded and biased interpretation of the textual and archaeological facts. Disputing either the Nubia photograph of 20th century Egyptology and the Herodotus interpretation of conventional Quellenkritik, the writer lines again the Aithiopian info that used to be to be had to Herodotus to a discourse on Kushite kingship created lower than the Nubian pharaohs of the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty and preserved within the Ptah sanctuary at Memphis. inadequate for a self-contained Aithiopian trademarks, the data got by way of Herodotus enhances and helps bills of the land, origins, customs and background of alternative peoples and bears a relation to the purpose of the particular narrative contexts into which the writer of The Histories inserted it.
By Dilwyn Jones
This huge two-volume paintings updates Murray's Index of outdated nation Titles released in 1908. as well as previous state titles and words, there are a mess from the Archaic interval and a number of other from the 1st Intermediate interval. The truly offered entries, prepared alphabetically, give you the most typical orthnography with a transliteration and translation, with a date and textual references. a useful reference instrument.
By John Pohl
Based on one well known photo, the Aztec military was once a ruthless and effective conflict computer, that proven an empire by means of convincingly overwhelming its pals, sacrificing hundreds of thousands to bloodthirsty gods alongside the way in which.