The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

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Robert B. Strassler
Anchor Books, 2009 - Fiction - 953 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  - Poquette - LibraryThing

To read Herodotus or not to read him: That is the question. The answer for most people will be a resounding no! And I am certainly not going to sit here and say that everybody should. In the immortal ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Introduction by Rosalind Thomas
ix
Editors Preface by Robert B Strassler
xxxvii
Dated Outline of Text
lii
Appendix B The Spartan State in War and Peace
728
Herodotean Geography
744
Appendix
759
Ancient Greek Units of Currency Weight and Distance
773
Dialect and Ethnic Groups in Herodotus
781
Herodotus on Persia and the Persian Empire
792
Appendix o The Persian Army in Herodotus
805
Appendix S Trireme Warfare in Herodotus
824
Appendix T Tyranny in Herodotus
835
Glossary
843
Figure Credits
850
Reference Maps
951
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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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