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Histories

Herodotus
Translated by Pamela Mensch. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by James Romm.

This volume includes a wealth of helpful footnotes; more than a dozen maps and illustrations; a chronology of the Archaic Age; a glossary of main characters, places, and terms; suggested further reading; and an index of proper nouns.Read more.

Lives that Made Greek History

Plutarch
Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by James Romm. Translated by Pamela Mensch.

This compilation of excerpts from Plutarch's Greek Lives contain the passages of greatest historical significance from fifteen biographies, ranging from Theseus in earliest times to Phocion in the late fourth century BCE. Read more.

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.