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Roman history : vol 6 : Civil wars, book 5 : Fragments / Appian.

By: Appianus, of Alexandria [author.].
Contributor(s): McGing, B. C [editor,, translator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Loeb classical library: 543-544.; Appianus, Works: 1-6.; Appianus, Works: 1-6.Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2020Edition: [New edition] / edited and translated by Brian McGing.Description: 341 str. ; 17 cm.ISBN: 9780674997318.Other title: Appian Roman history.Contained works: Appianus, of Alexandria. Historia Romana. Greek (McGing) | Appianus, of Alexandria. Historia Romana. English (McGing).Subject(s): Rim | Rimsko Carstvo | antika | Apijan | povjesničariDDC classification: 888.01
Contents:
Volume I. [Appian's] Preface -- Book I. The book of kings -- Book II. The Italian book -- Book III. The Samnite book -- Book IV. The Celtic book -- Book V. The Sicilian and Island book -- Book VI. The Iberian book -- Book VII. The Hannibalic book.
Volume II. Book VIII.1. The African book -- Book VIII.2. The Numidian book -- Book IX.1. The Macedonian book -- Book IX.2. The Illyrian book -- Book X. The Hellenic and Ionian book [lost]
Volume III. Book XI. The Syrian book -- Book XII. The Mithridatic war.
Volume IV. Civil wars, Books 1-2 : [Books XIII-XIV].
Volume V. Civil wars, Books 3-4 : [Books XV-XVI].
Volume VI. Civil wars, Book 5 : [Book XVII] -- Fragments.
Summary: "Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the second and first centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Appian was an Alexandrian official at ease in the highest political and literary circles who later became a Roman citizen and advocate. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius (emperor 138-161). Appian's theme is the process by which the Roman Empire achieved its contemporary prosperity, and his unique method is to trace in individual books the story of each nation's wars with Rome up through her own civil wars. Although this triumph of 'harmony and monarchy' was achieved through characteristic Roman virtues, Appian is unusually objective about Rome's shortcomings along the way. Of the work's original 24 books, only the Preface and Books 6-9 and 11-17 are preserved complete or nearly so: those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, African, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the civil wars."--
List(s) this item appears in: 2020 - POVIJEST PRINOVE
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"This edition of Appian replaces the original Loeb edition by Horace White and provides additional fragments, along with his letter to Fronto"--Publisher's website.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Volume I. [Appian's] Preface -- Book I. The book of kings -- Book II. The Italian book -- Book III. The Samnite book -- Book IV. The Celtic book -- Book V. The Sicilian and Island book -- Book VI. The Iberian book -- Book VII. The Hannibalic book.

Volume II. Book VIII.1. The African book -- Book VIII.2. The Numidian book -- Book IX.1. The Macedonian book -- Book IX.2. The Illyrian book -- Book X. The Hellenic and Ionian book [lost]

Volume III. Book XI. The Syrian book -- Book XII. The Mithridatic war.

Volume IV. Civil wars, Books 1-2 : [Books XIII-XIV].

Volume V. Civil wars, Books 3-4 : [Books XV-XVI].

Volume VI. Civil wars, Book 5 : [Book XVII] -- Fragments.

"Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the second and first centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Appian was an Alexandrian official at ease in the highest political and literary circles who later became a Roman citizen and advocate. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius (emperor 138-161). Appian's theme is the process by which the Roman Empire achieved its contemporary prosperity, and his unique method is to trace in individual books the story of each nation's wars with Rome up through her own civil wars. Although this triumph of 'harmony and monarchy' was achieved through characteristic Roman virtues, Appian is unusually objective about Rome's shortcomings along the way. Of the work's original 24 books, only the Preface and Books 6-9 and 11-17 are preserved complete or nearly so: those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, African, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the civil wars."--

Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages; critical matter in English.

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