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Landmark Herodotus The Histories

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ISBN-10: 0375421092

ISBN-13: 9780375421099

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert B. Strassler, Andrea L. Purvis, Rosalind Thomas, Rosalind Thomas

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From the editor of the widely praisedThe Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition ofThe Historiesby 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…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1024
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.894

Robert B. Strassler is an unaffiliated scholar whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Introductionby Rosalind Thomas Editor’s
Preface by
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book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Five Book Six Book Seven Book Eight Book Nine
The Athenian Government in Herodotus
The Spartan State in War and Peace
The Account of Egypt: Herodotus Right and Wrong
Herodotean Geography
Herodotus and the Black Sea Region
Rivers and Peoples of Scythia
The Continuity of Steppe Culture
The Ionian Revolt
Classical Greek Religious Festivals
Ancient Greek Units of Currency, Weight, and Distance
Dialect and Ethnic Groups in Herodotus
Aristocratic Families in Herodotus
Herodotus on Persia and the Persian Empire
Hoplite Warfare in Herodotus
The Persian Army in Herodotus
Oracles, Religion, and Politics in Herodotus
Herodotus and the Poets
The Size of Xerxes’ Expeditionary Force
Trireme Warfare in Herodotus
Tyranny in Herodotus
On Women and Marriage in Herodotus
Glossary Ancient Sources
Bibliography for the General Reader
Figure Credits
Index
Reference
Maps