The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 21, 2009 - History - 1024 pages
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From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus.Cicero called Herodotus "the father of history," and his only work, The Histories, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. With lucid prose, Herodotus's account of the rise of the Persian Empire and its dramatic war with the Greek city sates set a standard for narrative nonfiction that continues to this day. Illustrated, annotated, and filled with maps—with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas, twenty-one appendices written by scholars at the top of their fields, and a new translation by Andrea L. Purvis—The Landmark Herodotus is a stunning edition of the greatest classical work of history ever written.


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User Review  - Ron_Peters - LibraryThing

The illustrations and maps add a tremendous amount of information and understanding to Herodotus' Histories. Regardless of the edition, the warm and remarkably modern and humane voice of Herodotus will bring a new friend into your world. Read full review

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User Review  - Shahge - LibraryThing

Well, "Land Mark Herodotus: The Histories" was not my first Herodotus book, I had many before but none of them was easier to read. Because of my lack of any background of history, especially the ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Bob Strassler, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, is the president of Riverside Capital Management Corp., and an unaffiliated scholar whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He received an honorary degree as Doctor of Humanities and Letters from Bard College in 1996. A viola da gamba musician, he is the chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities.Andrea L. Purvis received her Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Duke University in 1998 and teaches in Duke University's Department of Classical Studies.


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