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The Landmark Herodotus

The Histories
Herodotus (Book - 2007 )
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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. Herodotus was a Greek historian living in Ionia during the fifth century BCE. He traveled extensively through the lands of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and collected stories, and then recounted his experiences with the varied people and cultures he encountered. Cicero called him "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 that harks back to the time of oral tradition, Herodotus set a standard for narrative nonfiction that continues to this day. In The Histories , Herodotus chronicles the rise of the Persian Empire and its dramatic war with the Greek city-states. Within that story he includes rich veins of anthropology, ethnography, geology, and geography, pioneering these fields of study, and explores such universal themes as the nature of freedom, the role of religion, the human costs of war, and the dangers of absolute power. Ten years in the making, The Landmark Herodotus gives us a new, dazzling translation by Andrea L. Purvis that makes this remarkable work of literature more accessible than ever before. Illustrated, annotated, and filled with maps, this edition also includes an introduction by Rosalind Thomas and twenty-one appendices written by scholars at the top of their fields, covering such topics as Athenian government, Egypt, Scythia, Persian arms and tactics, the Spartan state, oracles, religion, tyranny, and women. Like The Landmark Thucydides before it, The Landmark Herodotus is destined to be the most readable and comprehensively useful edition of The Histories available.
Authors: Herodotus
Uniform Title: History. English
Title: The landmark Herodotus
the histories
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: lxiv, 953 p. :,ill., col. maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: a new translation by Andrea L. Purvis with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index; edited by Robert B. Strassler ; with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas
Additional Contributors: Purvis, Andrea L.
Strassler, Robert B. - 1937-
ISBN: 0375421092
9780375421099
Branch Call Number: 888 H559L 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 846-849) and indexes
Subject Headings: Greece History To 146 B.C History, Ancient
Topical Term: History, Ancient
LCCN: 2007024149
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Cicero called Herodotus the father of history. Compelled by his desire to 'prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time,' Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait ... Read More »

Comment by: Multcolib_Research May 23, 2013

Cicero called Herodotus the father of history. Compelled by his desire to 'prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time,' Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait ... Read More »


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Cicero called Herodotus the father of history. Compelled by his desire to 'prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time,' Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries. We recommend particularly The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories for its maps, photographs of sites, annotations and index.

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