"Built on a vast but unobtrusive bedrock of fine scholarship, its research up-to-date, its judgments and interpretations well-balanced, its obvious affection for its subject never getting in the way of a necessary correction, its tone as amused, ironic, and humane as Herodotus's own, this little volume is as near-perfect an introduction to the Father of History as one could hope for: the general readers for whom it is intended can count themselves lucky, and -- experto credite -- scholars may learn a thing or two from it as well. -- Peter Green, The New Republic
About the Author
Jennifer T. Roberts
is Professor of Classics and History, City College of New York.