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The Landmark Herodotus by Robert B. Strassler

The Landmark Herodotus

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    Jun 02, 2009 | 1024 Pages

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“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

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


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

Ancient Sources
Bibliography for the General Reader
Figure Credits
Reference Maps

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