The Landmark Herodotus

The Landmark Herodotus : The Histories

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 953 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,451.49g
  • Anchor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • black & white illustrations, maps, figures
  • 1400031141
  • 9781400031146
  • 35,501

About Robert B Strassler

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 more

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"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"show more

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 Mapsshow more