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 appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He received an honorary degree as Doctor of Humanities and Letters from Bard College in 1996. A viola da gamba musician, he is the chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. 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.
Editor Strassler, who won praise for his work on The Landmark Thucydides, takes on another fifth-century B.C.E. Greek historian. This exhaustive work includes a new translation of Herodotus's texts, along with maps, photos, and tons of textual notes. Quite impressive. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"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