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Hellenica; or, A history of Greece in Greek, beginning with the invasion of Xerxes

Josiah Wright

Hellenica; or, A history of Greece in Greek, beginning with the invasion of Xerxes

by Josiah Wright

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Published by Macmillan in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Josiah Wright. Part 1, From the invasion of Xerxes to the suppression of the Samian revolt, a space of forty years, as related by Diodorus and Thucydides.
ContributionsDiodorus, Siculus., Thucydides.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 136 p.
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19361050M

  Even so, Xerxes put the thoughts of the brevity of life from his mind and ordered the crossing and the invasion of Greece. The omens, from the start, were not favorable to Xerxes’ cause. The Hellespont is said to have risen in revolt at his crossing. In order to move his massive force, Xerxes built bridges across the water. Herodotus writes. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume - the third in the series that began with The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World - chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Impressively researched and brilliantly told, The History of the Renaissance World offers not just the names, dates, and facts but the memorable characters.

  Xerxes ruled the Achaemenid empire from BC. His reign is most marked by the Persian campaigns against Greece and the battles of Thermopylae, Salamis, and Plataea, which may explain part of the reason why the Persian king has been heavily criticized by writers (especially the ancient Greek ones) over the years. One of the most famous of these can be found in Aeschylus’ Author: Dhwty. of the “Ten Thousand” (Greek mercenaries) fighting their way beck from the heart of Persia. ( BCE) •Xenophon: Hellenica •History of the Greek world beginning from where Thucydides left File Size: 3MB.

It is possible to reconstruct the chronology of the Greek campaign of the Persian king Xerxes, which took place in the summer of BCE, from the seventh, eighth and ninth book of The Histories by the Greek researcher Herodotus of his narrative was, from a chronological point of view, consistent, was already known at the beginning of the twentieth century, but the problem. Greco-Persian Wars B.C. to Persian Empire — versus — Greek City-States Ionian Revolt Second Persian Invasion (under Darius) Third Persian Invasion (under Xerxes) Aftermath. The Persian War is one of the most famous, and most fascinating wars in human history.


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Hellenica; Or, A History of Greece in Greek: From the Invasion of Xerxes to the Suppression of Pages: Hellenica simply means writings on Greek subjects. Several histories of fourth-century Greece, written in the mold of Thucydides or straying from it, have borne the conventional Latin title Hellenica.

The surviving Hellenica is an important work of the Greek writer Xenophon and one of the principal sources for the final seven years of the Peloponnesian War not covered by Thucydides, and the war's aftermath.

Hellenica; or, A history of Greece in Greek, beginning with the invasion of Xerxes by Josiah Wright 1 edition - first published in Not in Library.

Hellenica; or, A history A history of Greece in Greek Greece in Greek from the invasion of Xerxes to the suppression of the Samian revolt as related by Diodorus and Thucydides.

From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophons Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

Hellenika covers the years between and B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta,4/5. The tale, woven by classic master storyteller Jacob Abbott is, as usual, free from the dry stuffiness which mars conventional historical accounts.

Beginning with Xerxes’ family background, the action starts straightaway with his interactions with Egypt and Greece, and the preparations for Cited by: 2. Herodotus’s History is an account of the Greco-Persian Wars (– BCE) and the story of the growth and organization of the Persian empire.

Herodotus covers the empire’s geography, social structure, and history before describing the events which led to Xerxes’ invasion of Greece and the Greek city-states uniting to defeat his army. Hellenica: Story of Greece is a X civilization game in which you harness the powers of one of seven beginning city-states to dominate the world around you.

Your goal is to become the preeminent symbol of Greece for all posterity by completing a combination of secret and public goals/10(). Ancient Greece refers to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Dark Ages to the end of antiquity (c.

AD). In common usage it refers to all Greek history before the Roman Empire, but historians use the term more precisely. Who said: "Xerxes must have had some kingly traits, and some of the charges against him, notably the ascription of cowardice of his hasty retreat from Greece are unfounded; he can not be blamed for the failure of the long-delayed invasion of Greece; the expedition was well planned and carefully prepared, and Xerxes had the wisdom to entrust its execution to the generals he inherited.

Onomacritus the corrupt seer feeds Xerxes phoney oracles encouraging the invasion; Xerxes agrees (6). The Egyptian revolt is crushed (7).

Xerxes addresses the council of Persian leaders, and states his reasons for invading Greece: revenge, gain, living up to the glorious Persian tradition.

His hubristic dream of world domination. Xerxes concluded an alliance with Carthage, and thus deprived Greece of the support of the powerful monarchs of Syracuse and Agrigentum. Many smaller Greek states, moreover, took the side of the Persians, especially Thessaly, Thebes and Argos.

A large fleet and a numerous army (some have claimed that there were over 2,) were gathered. Xerxes I is notable in Western history for his failed invasion of Greece in BC. His forces temporarily overran mainland Greece north of the Isthmus of Corinth until losses at Salamis and Plataea a year later reversed these gains and ended the second invasion decisively.

However, Xerxes successfully crushed revolts in Egypt and : Darius I. Xerxes crossed the Hellespont in BCE with his massive army and began annexing Greece through land and sea. The first line of defense for the Greek alliance of city-states was at the narrow passage of Thermopylae where Leonidas with Spartans and Thespians held back the mighty Persian army for three days before they fell to a man.

Did Xerxes’ ambition lead him to his own downfall or was the Greek terrain the one that doomed his expedition from the very beginning. One of Xerxes’ major motivations that lead him to wage war against Greece happened 31 years before when the tyrant Aristogaras urged the Hellenic city-states under Persian control to revolt.

Sardis, Persia’s capital, was burned to the ground and King. Today we will be discussing a brief history and genetics of the Greek people, one of the most influential groups of people, not only in the West, but nearly the entire world. XERXES. zerks'-ez: The name is an attempt to transliterate into Greek (Xerxes) the Persian Khshayarsha.

The same word in unpointed Hebrew took the form 'chshwrsh, probably pronounced 'achshawarash, but at a later time it was wrongly vocalized so as to produce 'achashwerosh, from whence "Ahasuerus" in English versions of the Bible comes.

information regarding Xerxes' reign is the number of excellent full-length studies of the Persian-Greek wars that have been published re-cendy. No less than three such works have appeared in the last decade: Xerxes9 Invasion of Greece by Charles Hignett,11 Xerxes at Sahmis by Peter Green,12 and Persia and the Greeks by A.

Burn In File Size: 1MB. Athens had acted aggressively against Persia during the Ionian Revolt, and had then humiliated the first Persian invasion force at Marathon in BC. Xerxes therefore invaded Greece, crushed the united Greek army at Thermopylai (V.D. Hanson once called this the greatest defeat ever suffered by a Greek force against the Persians), seized Athens.

Start studying Book of the Ancient Greeks. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. "Why, O Zeus, in the likeness of a Persian man and taking for thyself the name Xerxes instead of Zeus, hast thou brought all the nations of men to subdue Hellas?

Greek history beginning with Alexander until Roman.In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style.

Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia.Xerxes' Invasion of Greece Clarendon Press: Rollin, Charles.

Xerxes' Greek Adventure: The Naval Perspective. Brill Wright, Josiah. Hellenica; or a History of Greece in Greek: From the Invasion of Xerxes to the Suppression of the Samian Revolt. Herodotus was a very smart man but when reading his book I have to mention that we have.