Paperback Hackett Classics

By (author) Herodotus, By (author) James Romm, Translated by Pamela Mensch

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  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 584 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 36mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1624661130
  • ISBN 13: 9781624661136
  • Illustrations note: maps & illus
  • Sales rank: 633,432

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This volume includes a wealth of helpful footnotes; more than a dozen maps and illustrations; a chronology of the Archaic Age; a glossary of main characters, places, and terms; suggested further reading; and an index of proper nouns.

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Author information

The translations of Pamela Mensch appear in Alexander the Great (Hackett) and The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (Pantheon). Her translation of Diogenes Laertius' Lives and Doctrines of Eminent Philosophers is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. James Romm is Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Bard College.

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This edition reproduces the fluent pace and readability of Herodotus' world-encompassing work. Mensch has produced a close translation of Herodotus' Greek that is also an engrossing read in English. As an old-time Herodotean, I found myself drawn into Herodotus' universe of history and story all over again. Combined with Romm's elegant introduction, which conveys the lure of Herodotus' work, the lucid maps and tables, and the pertinent, uncluttered notes, this is an edition to read for pleasure and for education. I recommend it to future students of Herodotus and their instructors, and to any reader who wants to discover and rediscover Herodotus in a vibrant new translation. Emily Greenwood, Yale University Unadorned, readable, reliable... If you want your Herodotus straight, but with no forfeiture of readability, I suggest Mensch. ---Simon Hornblower, in The Wall Street Journal