Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great, Book 10 by J. E. Atkinson | 9780199557622 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great, Book 10

Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great, Book 10

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by J. E. Atkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199557624

ISBN-13: 9780199557622

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book presents a translation, with commentary, of a major Roman source on the end of the reign of Alexander the Great. Book 10 of Curtius' Histories covers the reign of terror and mutiny that followed upon Alexander's return from India; and offers the fullest account of the power struggle that began in Babylon immediately after his death. The Introduction

Overview

This book presents a translation, with commentary, of a major Roman source on the end of the reign of Alexander the Great. Book 10 of Curtius' Histories covers the reign of terror and mutiny that followed upon Alexander's return from India; and offers the fullest account of the power struggle that began in Babylon immediately after his death. The Introduction establishes a profile of Curtius Rufus (quite probably a Roman Senator of the first century AD), and his agenda as a historian. John Yardley's translation and the commentary are designed for the reader without Latin. The Commentary provides detailed analysis of the historical events of the crucial period 325-3 BC covered by Curtius, and also tries to get behind the surface level of meaning to show how Curtius intended his history to be a text for his time. Curtius' text is also examined as a literary achievement in its own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199557622
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
Clarendon Ancient History Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Levels of significance
2. Curtius, the author and his dates
3. Possible identification with other known Curtii
4. Curtius' Histories of Alexander and its genre
5. The structure of Book 10
6. Curtius' sources
7. Curtius and other writers of the early Principate
8. Truth and the historical value of Curtius' Histories
9. Judging Alexander
10. Curtius' language and literary value
Translation
Commentary
Additional note on problems of chronology

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