The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

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ISBN-10: 0375421092

ISBN-13: 9780375421099

Pub. Date: 11/06/2007

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375421099
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.55(h) x 2.00(d)

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

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The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with helpful notes, relevant illustrations and great maps. If you have enjoyed the Landmark Thucydides you are going to appreciate this thorough treatment of the best history book ever written. Along with these helps are included appendices on a wide range of related topics. I have been waiting for this book. My students and I are going to greatly benefit from the vast amount of work that went into producing this text. I will require it for all future classes.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
Shahji More than 1 year ago
Well, "Land Mark Herodotus: The Histories" was not my first Herodotus book, I had many before but none of them was easier to read. Because of my lack of any background of history, especially the ancient history, I was only able to read few pages and then I had to stop. But this excellent, easy to read and thoroughly referenced translation, makes me able to read the exciting book in a single go. There are many maps, which make the book even more enjoyable. One other thing that makes this book more special is the annotations on almost every page which tell the summary of what is mentioned in the main paragraph, and many real time pictures of artifacts of that time of the history. There are many appendixes and a glossary in the end, and many many more feature that make this book an essential to any library in the world. Herodotus would certainly be pleased to see his purpose , which he mentions in the first few sentences of the book, taken to the ultimate, and fulfilled by the contributors and translators of this book. I certainly will recommend this book to everyone, who wants to enjoy and learn ancient history.
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