- Paperback | 880 pages
- 144.78 x 210.82 x 35.56mm | 816.47g
- 19 May 2015
- Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
- Penguin Books India
- New Delhi, India
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-Edith Hall, Times Literary Supplement "Lively, engaging version of the Histories...[an] admirable translation"
-The Economist "Holland makes Herodotus lively, garrulous [and] bold."
-Wall Street Journal "An engaging modern translation...A feast for students of ancient history and budding historians of any period."
-Kirkus (starred review) "Tom Holland's vivid, vigorous new translation [is] an accomplishment that makes Herodotus sound like a contemporary bending our ear, celebrating great and wondrous deeds of the past to prevent their memory from fading."
-Wichita Eagle "Holland's book is a performance of its own, full of gusto and flair, and in that way it beats its predecessors: this is Herodotus the pubman, taking your elbow to tell you stories about the dastardly yet fascinating tyrants of the Near East and the miraculous fables attending them."
-Quarterly Conversation "Brisk, modern and idiomatic, gives greater weight to accuracy, with only an occasional loss of fluency...Holland and Cartledge deserve high praise for bringing a bristling new Herodotus to a new generation."
-The Spectator "[Holland], like Herodotus, is a storyteller par excellence...The maps and glossary index are excellent and the introduction and accompanying historical notes to the translation [are] admirably to the point."
-The New Statesman