Hutton Webster - Readings in ancient history

Author : Hutton Webster
Title : Readings in ancient history
Year : 1913

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Preface. This volume includes selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey, and from the writings of Hesiod, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, Arrian, Plutarch, Livy, Cicero, Csesar, Suetonius, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and Martial. Of the twenty- three chapters into which the work is divided, two are devoted to the Oriental period (Herodotus) and one to the Germans (Tacitus). The other chapters deal with Greek and Roman history as seen through the eyes of the classical historians themselves. The arrangement of the volume follows, in general, that of my Ancient History, published simultaneously with it. Each chapter contains the work of a single author and relates to a single definite period or personality. Sufficient editorial matter, in the shape of introductions, notes, and connections between passages, has been supplied to make the book useful to the beginner in ancient history. The translations quoted have been carefully revised with a view to uniformity and accuracy. All omissions, save those of a trivial character, have been indicated by the usual signs. ...

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