- File Size: 2487 KB
- Print Length: 4461 pages
- Publisher: Lighthouse Digital Publishing (January 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 16, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B27G1QW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,537 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Histories of Herodotus Interlinear English Translation Kindle Edition
|Length: 4461 pages|
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Two stars for false advertising.
I purchased the lexicon and can tell the book tries to look up words if you try it on the "English" which, of course, it doesn't find (it indicates it is using the LSJ so the lexicon is installed properly and the book is correctly indicating it is Greek). However, when trying to bring up a parsing/definition for the Greek text "nothing" comes up, not even the dictionary indicating it could not find the word.
Otherwise I'd give it a 5 star rating if the parsing/lexicon was working.
In a few days of reading, I've spotted no obvious errors in the text of either language, and the translation is fairly literal - a useful crib for those focused primarily on the Greek text. The English text, of course, can just as well be read on its own. The Kindle's search function works as expected in English (once you allow sufficient time for this lengthy book to index itself on your machine). I don't have an onboard Greek dictionary, and no way to type in Greek, so I've not tested searches or look-ups in Greek.
The only flaw I've found is quite minor. The Table of Contents seems to end at Book 7. Books 8 and 9 are there, but I found it necessary to hunt them down manually. (To save you the trouble, the last two books begin at Locations 25031 and 27596, respectively.) I used the Kindle's highlight function to ensure I could return more conviently next time, simply by calling up the Highlights. So it's a small flaw with an easy fix.
After too many years, we now know it is possible for ancient Greek texts to come into their own on e-readers. From their website, it appears that the publisher's inspiration for this work was Heinrich Schliemann, who carried his texts with him everywhere, for use whenever he found a moment to read. This is certainly something that Herr Schliemann would have loved!