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The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

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Publisher Comments:

From the editor of the widely praised "The Landmark Thucydides" comes a new edition the "The Histories," a readable and comprehensively useful edition to the classical work. Purvis clarifies the text with illustrations, annotations, and maps along with essays written by history scholars. 17,500

About the Author

Robert B. Strassler is an independent scholar whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He holds an honorary doctorate of humanities and letters from Bard College and is chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Andrea L. Purvis holds a Ph.D. in classical studies from Duke University and has taught in Duke Universitys department of classical studies. She is author of Singular Dedications: Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece and coauthor of Four Island Utopias. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Rosalind Thomas

Editors Preface by Robert B. Strassler

Translators 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375421099
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Ancient - General
Translator:
Purvis, Andrea L.
Introduction by:
Thomas, Rosalind
Introduction:
Thomas, Rosalind
Editor:
Strassler, Robert B.
Author:
Strassler, Robert B.
Author:
Herodotus
Author:
Edited by Robert B. Strassler
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece History To 146 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAPS AND PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
9.55 x 7.6 x 2 in 3.6 lb

Related Subjects

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