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The Landmark Herodotus
Author: Robert B Strassler

ISBN: 9781400031146
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 953
Published: 2 June 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.5 x 4.3
Description:
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.

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 appeare...

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