Bob Strassler’s answer to a question –


Last night one of our reading group members asked me why Robert Strassler created the Landmark Edition of Thucydides before creating a Landmark Edition of Herodotus.

I asked him – and here’s his answer:

“I did Thucydides first because it was causing more trouble for my students than did Herodotus.  And it’s a good thing too, because Herodotus turns out to have been about four times more difficult than Thucydides to fit into a format like the one i have developed. Good luck with the new group.”

Thanks again for joining this reading group.

Keep the questions for me, Andre, Robert Strassler (and everyone) else coming!



12. June 2007 by Arrian
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