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Herodotus: The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Books: With Introduction, Text, Apparatus, Commentary, Appendices, Indices, Maps Herodotus

Herodotus: The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Books: With Introduction, Text, Apparatus, Commentary, Appendices, Indices, Maps

Herodotus

Published July 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9781108009690
Paperback
488 pages
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Fellow and Master of University College, Oxford, the classical scholar Reginald Walter Macan (1848 1941) published in 1908 this two-volume edition (in three parts) of the last books of Herodotus, which cover the Greco-Persian Wars during the periodMoreFellow and Master of University College, Oxford, the classical scholar Reginald Walter Macan (1848 1941) published in 1908 this two-volume edition (in three parts) of the last books of Herodotus, which cover the Greco-Persian Wars during the period 486 to 479 BCE. Part 2 of Volume 1 contains the text of Books 8 and 9 in Greek, with commentary and scholarly apparatus. Book 8 covers the Greek naval retreat after Thermopylae and the evacuation of Athens. Book 9 recounts such events as the Battle of Plataea, the Athenian blockade of Sestos and the Persian defeat in Ionia. Macans edition, particularly valuable for its introduction, commentary, maps and extensive indexes, remains valuable to scholars of the history of textual criticism and the historiography of the classical world.