Like Thucydides, Herodotus is a figure of quasi-philosophic importance. 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. Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. 1400031141. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016. The Landmark Herodotus differs from The Landmark Thucydides in one other particular. The Landmark Herodotus is destined to be the most readable and comprehensively useful edition of The Histories available. After Thucydides, Strassler produced the equally successful Landmark Herodotus. From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus. Well presented and well edited with good clear maps and notes. From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika (Landmark Books), The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War (Landmark Books), The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (Landmark (Anchor Books)). History of Herodotus : a new English version, edited with copious notes and appendices, illustrating the history and geography of Herodotus, from the most recent sources of information; and embodying the chief results, historical and ethnographical, which have been obtained in the progress of cuneiform and hieroglyphical discovery / by: Herodotus. Bears the same superb production and scholarly qualities of his earlier The Landmark Thucydides…. The Landmark Herodotus by Robert B Strassler, 9781400031146, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Log In to see more information about Robert B. Strassler Log in or register now! 2009. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Herodotus is the historian of freedom. Buy. Anchor Books. Please try again. 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. Now he has given us his Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika."—G.W. In The Landmark Herodotus, Strassler & co. throw open this antique work and make it extremely accessible. 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. ISBN. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Please try again. The Landmark Herodotus provides a wealth of historical maps pulled from the 'Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World' which are interspersed liberally throughout the text. In The Landmark Herodotus, Strassler & co. throw open this antique work and make it extremely accessible. Herodotus was a Greek historian living in Ionia during the fifth century BCE. There are so many maps throughout that it may seem to some like overkill. 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 CollegeGlossary Ancient Sources Bibliography for the General Reader Figure Credits Index Reference Maps, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A great service to readers of the classics. Bowersock, The New York Review of Books, April 29th 2010. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 24, 2010. Please try again later. Classics are classics for a reason—they have withstood the test of time—and there is very little of value that I can add to what countless generations of readers and scholars have already said about them. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The other, of course, is Thucydides. The maps, footnotes and photographs really complement the works and make them much more accessible. 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. Publisher. I. Lee, University of California, Santa BarbaraAppendix 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. Books like this are one reason why I have decided not to buy an eReader. I can't recommend the Landmark series highly enough. 26 November, 2020. On about every fourth page or so there is a detailed map that points out every location on the past few pages, which makes things a lot easier to follow. 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2010. 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. "More than a decade ago, Robert Strassler conceived the idea of presenting the great classics of Greek historiography in new translations with ample annotation, excellent maps, and … It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Strassler has made it simply impossible to get lost.”—The New York Sun“Stunning…. Robert Strassler's new edition of Herodotus bears the same superb production and scholarly qualities of his earlier The Landmark Thucydides. As a general rule, I don't review classics. With detailed appendices and footnotes, it is seemingly impossible to get lost with the sheer wealth of helpful information. I. Lee, University of California, Santa BarbaraAppendix O The Persian Army in Herodotus, J.W. Please try again. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2009. $21.99. Strassler worked on it for seven years — without a publisher’s advance. The Landmark Herodotus: Histories Herodotus , Robert B. Strassler[ed] 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. "Robert Strassler's new edition of Herodotus bears the same superb production and scholarly qualities of his earlier THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES. Putnam’s Sons. You ought to read classics *because they are classics*, not because they get good reviews on Amazon or GoodReads. And if you are interested in ancient history, and especially the history of Ancient Greece and the Persian Empire, you really ought to read 'The Histories' by Herodotus. From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus, the greatest classical work of history ever written. The entire Landmark series provides a great service to readers by annotating and illustrating these classic works. Like a Global Positioning System for Herodotus’s world. The stunning black-and-white photos highlight critical narrative moments, and the sharply drawn maps unfailingly remind us where we are — as do the side notes neatly placed in the page margins and the footnotes at … 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. I am reading the Landmark Herodotus in parallel with Tom Holland's new translation. This time, Strassler hired a classicist to translate the book. With lucid prose, Herodotus's account of the rise of the Persian Empire and its dramatic war with the Greek city sates … Title. Andrea Purvis’ new translation is taut and lucid.”—Houston Chronicle“A real service. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Landmark Herodotus : The Histories by Robert B. Strassler (2007, Hardcover) at the best online prices at … Please try your request again later. But this is not the tinsel of coffee-table books. From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus. Uncategorized; no responses A Literary Master Class From George Saunders, Staff Picks From Tara Singh Carlson, Executive Editor at G.P. He received an honorary degree as Doctor of Humanities and Letters from Bard College in 1996. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (Landmark Books). 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. 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