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The Landmark Herodotus: The Historiesby Herodotus
This brilliant translation by Andrea Purvis is copiously illustrated and fully documented with maps, footnotes, side notes, and appendices from 21 prominent classical scholars. Not just a book, but a journey.
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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 written.
Herodotus's only work, "The Histories," is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. Illustrated, annotated, and filled with maps, "The Landmark Herodotus" is a stunning edition of this great classical work.
About the Author
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.
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
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
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