There is a good Index that also attempts to provide explanatory material.
Read this as a history book, as a travel book, and as an enlightening look into the minds and the lives of people 2500 years ago.
Herodotus should be read and digested by every educated person, and David Grene's translation makes that easier to do.
The History remains the best history I've ever read, surprising as its the first history recorded. Grene's translation allows the reader a far greater understanding and a better... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marvin
In a burst of intellectual curiosity, I chose this book because I thought I might learn something from Herodotus, the world's first historian. I didn't. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Homrig
The book I received from the vendor was in a very good condition. This is a great book to read and a great source for the myth stories.Published 9 months ago by Michael Sorensen
... and I do. As a bare minimum, Herodotus tells us most clearly that the corruption of the human spirit, the defects of their (and our) institutions, and the endless struggles to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Wandering Pilot in Seattle
I am very satisfied with my product,
I enjoy reading some of the oldest and greatest stories in western civilization.
Good book giving a solid insight into ancient History! Good blueprint for any historian! Love how he talks about the Magi/ Magian Order!Published on March 20, 2012 by K. R. Riordan
Really enjoyable. Herodotus nails down the social and political fabric of his reality in a sprawling, widely digressive work that serves as history, social commentary, geography,... Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by jafrank
This is the only translation I have read, so I cannot compare it to others.
Another reviewer complains about frequent long and boring digressions from the history of the... Read more