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Herodotus is amazing,
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This review is from: The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (Paperback)
Herodotus ("The Father of History") tells the story of the Persian War with several tangents going into places like Egypt and India. Although he doesn't always do the best job at examining causality in his writings, he is still a very entertaining read. Herodotus provides the best insight into how the Greeks would have thought of themselves up to and during the Persian Wars. The Landmark Edition of Herodotus not only has an amazing translation from the Greek, but several maps and footnotes as study aides. Also, alongside each section is a summary of what is going on in that section, helping one find a topic very quickly. Casual readers, to high school students, to undergrads in the ancient history and Classics fields (like me) will find The Landmark Herodotus one sweet investment. From gold-digging ants to the rest of the "backwards" world, Herodotus is a very entertaining read and The Landmark will certainly help everyone wanting to pick up a copy and read.