- Series: Christian Roman Empire
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Arx Pub (October 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935228145
- ISBN-13: 978-1935228141
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fragmentary History of Priscus: Attila, the Huns and the Roman Empire, AD 430-476 (Christian Roman Empire)
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A clear, accessible and intelligent approach to the remains of this important late Roman historian and his increasingly fragmentary world. --Bryn Mawr Classical Review
The author has done a remarkable job situating Priscus in historical, literary and textual context. I teach a required historiography course which uses debates over barbarians as a case study. I would assign the present translation to this class without hesitation because of its clarity and its faithfulness to the spirit of the fragments. --Prof. Mark W. Graham, Grove City College
This is a magnificent work. It is logically organized with appropriate comments added to the translated fragments to ensure clarity and a continuous story. The author is intent on emphasizing Priscus's unique voice. In this he succeeds remarkably. Given the fragmentary nature of Priscus's work, this is no mean feat. The author's writing style is clear and lucid, and will greatly appeal to a non-specialist audience. --Prof. Michael D. Blodgett, California State University, Northridge
About the Author
John Given, PhD is a professor and director of the program in Classical Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He teaches classes ranging from translation theory and practice to the reception and performance of Greek and Roman theatre.
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John Given does an excellent job of translating Priscus's fragments from Greek and Latin (I do not speak Greek and cannot comment on its quality, although comparing to earlier Priscus translations like Blockley, it seems excellent) and putting the surviving fragments of his work in a logical order. He also provides useful commentary about the fragments and their authenticity or whether they may be altered. The one improvement that could be made to this book would be to have the Latin and Greek text alongside the fragments.