The Essential Herodotus: Translation, Introduction, and Annotations by William A. Johnson by William A. JohnsonThe Essential Herodotus: Translation, Introduction, and Annotations by William A. Johnson by William A. Johnson

The Essential Herodotus: Translation, Introduction, and Annotations by William A. Johnson

byWilliam A. Johnson

Paperback | August 5, 2016

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Breathing new life into the writings of the West's first historian, The Essential Herodotus combines balanced selections of his work with succinct commentary and notes. The first collection of its kind, this volume presents Herodotus's well-known writings on politics and war alongside hisresearch on folk traditions, foreign cultures, and natural wonders. William A. Johnson's clear and lively translations make the original texts accessible in all their richness. Ideal for novices and historians alike, The Essential Herodotus reminds a 21st-century audience why these texts have stoodthe test of time.
William A. Johnson, Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University, works broadly in the cultural history of Greece and Rome. His books include Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Reading Communities (OUP, 2010), Ancient Literacies (OUP, 2009), and Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus (2004).
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Title:The Essential Herodotus: Translation, Introduction, and Annotations by William A. JohnsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Johnson has chosen his selections from the Histories very well; readers will gain from these selections an excellent impression of the content and nature of Herodotus's work as a whole. The comments that Johnson offers on Herodotean motifs, themes, and recurring patterns, moreover, areoutstanding--some of the best such comments I have ever read in a translation of the Histories. Armed with a knowledge of such patterns, readers should be well-quipped to appreciate Herodotus' achievement as a historian, thinker, and literary artist." --David Branscome, Florida State University