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Readable Translation; Still Waiting For The "Landmark Herodotus"
, September 8, 2005
This review is from: The Histories, Revised (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
This is a very readable translation of Herodotus' masterpiece and well worth your time. My only complaint about this edition is that the layout of maps and endnotes requires constant flipping back and forth while you're reading (use three bookmarks to keep track of where you are). I'd like to see a "Landmark Herodotus" like the "Landmark Thucydides" by Strassler that included maps and footnotes with the body of the text, but until it comes out, I'd personally recommend this translation over some of the others I've seen, not because the others are bad, but because this one seems more colloquial and easier to follow. As for the History itself, you'll find it absorbing and entertaining once you get used to Herodotus' style. Highly recommended.
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