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The Landmark Herodotus

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Written by Robert B. StrasslerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert B. Strassler

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 1024 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: June 2, 2009
  • Price: $28.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-3114-6 (1-4000-3114-1)
about this book

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.

“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