Author Hamel, Debra
Title Reading Herodotus : A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History / Debra Hamel
Imprint Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D58.H473 H212 2012    AVAILABLE    30530001149368
 人文社會聯圖  D58.H473 H36 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020411757
Descript xviii, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-316) and indexes
How to destroy a mighty empire: the story of Croesus of Lydia -- Cannibals and conquests: the story of Cyrus the Great -- Horny goats and medicinal urine: the Egyptian logos -- Madness and mummies: the reign of Cambyses -- Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Mediterranean: the stories of Polycrates and Periander -- Earless imposters and randy mounts: the early reign of Darius the Great -- The trouble with nomads: Darius' Scythian campaign -- Stuttering colonists and lousy deaths: the Libyan logos -- Tattooed slaves and ousted tyrants: the Ionian revolt and post-Pisistratid Athens-- Miltiades, madness, and Marathon: the first Persian War -- Feats of engineering and doomed valor: the Second Persian War to the Battle of Thermopylae -- Trial by trireme: the Battles at Artemisium and Salamis -- Concluding scenes: the Battles of Plataea and Mycale and the siege of Sestus
Subject Herodotus. History