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On the War for Greek Freedom

Selections from the Histories
Herodotus
Translated by Samuel Shirley; Edited, with Introduction and Annotation, by James Romm

A set of excerpts from Herodotus' Histories, the story of the Greek conflict with Persia that culminated in 480 B.C. Read more.

Alexander the Great

Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius
Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius
Edited, with Introduction, by James Romm; Translated by Pamela Mensch and James Romm

Passages taken largely from Arrian's Anabasis, but supplemented occasionally by other sources, give the essential story of Alexander's life and conquests in 356-323 B.C. Read more.