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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Title
    The Landmark Herodotus
    Subtitle
    The Histories
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robert B Strassler, Translated by Andrea L Purvis, Introduction by Professor in Greek History and Dyson and McGregor Fellow in Ancient History Rosalind Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 953
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400031146
    ISBN 10: 1400031141
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 930
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC21: 930
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC classification: D58 .H4713 2009B
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, figures
    Publisher
    Anchor Books
    Imprint name
    Anchor Books
    Publication date
    02 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "The most densely annotated, richly illustrated, and user friendly edition of his "Histories "ever to appear."--Daniel Mendelsohn, "The New Yorker""A first-rate achievement. Nothing is missing.... Like a Global Positioning System for Herodotus's world. Strassler has made it simply impossible to get lost."--"The New York Sun""Stunning.... Bears the same superb production and scholarly qualities of his earlier "The Landmark Thucydides".... Andrea Purvis' new translation is taut and lucid."--"Houston Chronicle""A real service. . . .Considerably improves accessibility by integrating hundreds of maps and extensive timelines, amplifies the first historian's own epic accomplishment."--"Forbes"
    Table of contents
    Introduction by Rosalind Thomas Editor’s Preface by Robert B. Strassler Translator’s Preface by Andrea L. Purvis Dated Outline of Text Key to Maps BOOK ONE BOOK TWO BOOK THREE BOOK FOUR BOOK FIVE BOOK SIX BOOK SEVEN BOOK EIGHT BOOK NINE Appendix A The Athenian Government in Herodotus, Peter Krentz, Davidson College Appendix B The Spartan State in War and Peace, Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge Appendix C The Account of Egypt: Herodotus Right and Wrong, Alan B. Lloyd, University of Wales Appendix D Herodotean Geography, James Romm, Bard College Appendix E Herodotus and the Black Sea Region, Everett L. Wheeler, Duke University Appendix F Rivers and Peoples of Scythia, Everett L. Wheeler, Duke University Appendix G The Continuity of Steppe Culture, Everett L. Wheeler, Duke University Appendix H The Ionian Revolt, George L. Cawkwell, University College, Oxford Appendix I Classical Greek Religious Festivals, Gregory Crane, Tufts University Appendix J Ancient Greek Units of Currency, Weight, and Distance, Thomas R. Martin, College of the Holy Cross Appendix K Dialect and Ethnic Groups in Herodotus, William F. Wyatt, Brown University Appendix L Aristocratic Families in Herodotus, Carolyn Higbie, State University of New York, Buffalo Appendix M Herodotus on Persia and the Persian Empire, Christopher Tuplin, University of Liverpool Appendix N Hoplite Warfare in Herodotus, J.W. I. Lee, University of California, Santa Barbara Appendix O The Persian Army in Herodotus, J.W. I. Lee, University of California, Santa Barbara Appendix P Oracles, Religion, and Politics in Herodotus, Donald Lateiner, Ohio Wesleyan University Appendix Q Herodotus and the Poets, Andrew Ford, Princeton University Appendix R The Size of Xerxes’ Expeditionary Force, Michael A. Flower, Princeton University Appendix S Trireme Warfare in Herodotus, Nicolle Hirschfeld, Trinity University Appendix T Tyranny in Herodotus, Carolyn Dewald, Bard College Appendix U On Women and Marriage in Herodotus, Carolyn Dewald, Bard College Glossary Ancient Sources Bibliography for the General Reader Figure Credits Index Reference Maps