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By Joseph Roisman

With clean, new translations and wide introductions and annotations, this sourcebook presents an inclusive and built-in view of Greek heritage, from Homer to Alexander the Great.

  • New translations of unique resources are contextualized by way of insightful introductions and annotations
  • Includes more than a few literary, inventive and fabric facts from the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages
  • Focuses on vital advancements in addition to particular subject matters to create an built-in viewpoint at the period
  • Links the political and social heritage of the Greeks to their highbrow accomplishments
  • Includes an up to date bibliography of seminal scholarship
  • An accompanying web site bargains extra facts and motives, in addition to hyperlinks to helpful on-line resources

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Amongst the material under discussion the reason for their going to war is of particular significance. To accomplish his goal, Herodotus gathered information from what he saw, heard, and read. He was not the first Greek to write history. Others had written before him, in prose or in verse, about Greek local histories and wars, and on the Persians, Lydians, Egyptians, and other non-Greek peoples. However, there is no certainty about how much, if at all, Herodotus consulted them, with the exception of Hecataeus of Miletus who had tried to put in order and make sense of mythic genealogies.

Trans. 1999. Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC (Loeb Classical Library). , ed. 1985. From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Battle of Ipsus. Cambridge HSCP Harvard Studies in Classical Philology IG Inscriptiones Graecae Jensen Jensen, Chr. 1963. Hyperides: Orationes. indd xxxvi Lobel, E. L. Page, eds. 1955. Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta. Oxford Meiggs, R. and D. Lewis, eds. 1988. A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions to the End of the Fifth Century. Rev.

Oxford Meiggs, R. and D. Lewis, eds. 1988. A Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions to the End of the Fifth Century. Rev. ed. , ed. 1962. Poetae Melici Graeci. J. and R. Osborne, eds. 2003. Greek Historical Inscriptions: 404–323 BC. , 1977. Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, vol. 4: Sophocles. , ed. 1985. Greek Historical Inscriptions: From the Sixth Century BC to the Death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. 2 vols. Reprint. L. 1989–1992. Iambi et Elegi Graeci ante Alexandrum Cantati. 2 vols. indd xxxviii Examination of an individual’s eligibility for office or citizenship Legal procedure of impeachment against officials or leaders Property tax designed to finance military projects Popular citizens’ assembly Freedom Young adults trained by the state in the military and good citizenship Annual magistrates in Sparta “Lover,” the elder partner in a homosexual relationship “Beloved,” the younger partner in a homosexual relationship People, tribal state Good order Giving of accounts by officials at the end of their term in office Spartan council of elders Public legal action Legal action against decrees that allegedly contradicted existing laws Spartan governor and commander of a garrison “People’s Court,” the largest court in Athens under the presidency of the Thesmothetae (“Lawgivers”) Treasurers of the Greeks: Athenian officials who collected the allies’ tributes People of servile status in Sparta “Female companion,” courtesan Companionship Companions of Homeric and Macedonian kings Cavalry; the second richest class in Solon’s system “Similar ones,” Spartan full citizens Heavy infantrymen The equal right to speak in public Equality before the law “The beautiful and good,” description of the elite Plot of land League, federation Killing of helots by stealth Head of household; husband; male guardian Rich man’s tax designed to finance festivals (choregy) or the upkeep of a battleship (trierarchy) Supporting or collaborating with the Persian enemy Resident alien 1/29/2011 5:32:29 PM GLOSSARY Nomos (pl.

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