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Routledge Classical Translations

Routledge Classical Translations provides scholars and students with accurate, modern translations of key texts that illuminate distinctive aspects of the classical world and come from a range of periods, from early Greece to the Byzantine empire. Volumes include thematic groupings of texts, texts from important authors as well as texts from the Byzantine period that are relevant for the study of the classical world but which remain inaccessible. Each volume has accompanying notes and commentary that provide a solid framework for deeper understanding of the material. As well as providing translations of significant texts, the series makes available material that is untranslated into English or difficult to access, and places these texts within new contexts to open-up areas of study and support research.

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  1. Ctesias' 'History of Persia'

    Tales of the Orient

    By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, James Robson

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The History of Zonaras

    From Alexander Severus to the Death of Theodosius the Great

    By Thomas Banchich, Eugene Lane

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    While an exile from Constantinople, the twelfth-century Byzantine functionary and canonist John Zonaras culled earlier chronicles and histories to compose an account of events from creation to the reign of Alexius Comnenus. For topics where his sources are lost or appear elsewhere in more...

    Published September 6th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Ancient Greek Literary Letters

    Selections in Translation

    By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the...

    Published January 18th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Greek and Roman Military Writers

    Selected Readings

    By Brian Campbell

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    Brian Campbell has selected and translated a wide range of pieces from the ancient military writers who tell us about the technical aspects of military practice and the management of armies. The pieces cover a fascinating range of topics - battle formations and manoeuvres, different types of troops...

    Published September 1st 2004 by Routledge

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