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Flourishing in the third century, Herodian of Antioch wrote a ‘Roman History’, covering the period of the Roman Empire from the death of Marcus Aurelius (AD 180) to the accession of Gordian III (238). It was a century of turbulent strife, when a succession of frontier crises and a disastrous lack of economic planning established a pattern of military coups and increasing cultural divides. Herodian’s history is one of the few texts charting this period to have survived and it is more or less complete. Principally written for the benefit of people in the Greek-speaking Roman Empire, its veracity is often distorted by rhetoric and stereotypes; however, it is an indispensable text for any student of this important period of Roman history. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Herodian’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

Please note: we apologise, but this eBook is not available to customers in Europe, due to copyright restrictions on the translation. The eBook will enter European public domains in 2032.

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herodian’s life and work
* Features the complete extant text of Herodian’s ‘Roman History’, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text
* Includes Edward C. Echols’ translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for Classical Greek students
* Features a bonus biography — discover Herodian’s ancient world


The Translation
Roman History

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Dual Text
Dual Greek and English Text

The Biography
Introduction to Herodian by Edward C. Echols

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