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The Resource Roman history, Appian ; edited and translated by Brian McGing

Roman history, Appian ; edited and translated by Brian McGing

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Roman history
Title
Roman history
Statement of responsibility
Appian ; edited and translated by Brian McGing
Title variation
Appian Roman history
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
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."-- Publisher's website
  • Appian (ca. AD 95-161) is a principal source for the history of the Roman Republic. His theme is the process by which Rome achieved her contemporary prosperity, and his method is to trace in individual books the story of each nation's wars with Rome up through her own civil wars. This Loeb edition replaces the original by Horace White (1912-13).
  • "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."-- Publisher's website
  • "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."-- Publisher's website
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HLS
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Appianus
Dewey number
888.01
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages; introductory matter in English
LC call number
PA3873
LC item number
.A2 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • McGing, B. C.
  • Appianus
  • Appianus
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
LCL 2-5, 543-544
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  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Summary expansion
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. This edition of Appian replaces the original Loeb edition by Horace White and provides additional fragments, along with his letter to Fronto
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general
Label
Roman history, Appian ; edited and translated by Brian McGing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume I. 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. The Civil wars, Books 1-2
  • Volume V. The Civil wars, Books 3-4
  • Volume VI. Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
  • Volume I. 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. The Civil wars, Books 1-2
  • Volume V. The Civil wars, Books 3-4
  • Volume VI. Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
  • V. I. -- v. II. -- v. III. -- v. IV. The civil wars, books 3.27-5
  • Volume I. 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. The Civil wars, Books 1-2
  • Volume V. The Civil wars, Books 3-4
  • Volume VI. Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1129591224
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780674997301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Roman history, Appian ; edited and translated by Brian McGing
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume I. 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. The Civil wars, Books 1-2
  • Volume V. The Civil wars, Books 3-4
  • Volume VI. Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
  • Volume I. 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. The Civil wars, Books 1-2
  • Volume V. The Civil wars, Books 3-4
  • Volume VI. Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
  • V. I. -- v. II. -- v. III. -- v. IV. The civil wars, books 3.27-5
  • Volume I. 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. The Civil wars, Books 1-2
  • Volume V. The Civil wars, Books 3-4
  • Volume VI. Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1129591224
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780674997301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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