The Landmark Herodotus Reviewed in the 5/15 NYRB

Fellow Readers,

Our text is reviewed in the current issue of the New York Review of Books, by Peter Green, a classicist.

I found his comments about Herodotus’ unprecedented attention to culture and anthropology spot on, yet not revelatory.  We know this from reading the first three books.

However, when he discussed the Strassler “Landmark” edition specifically, Green struck me as elitist and condescending, including these observations:

1.       Too many maps;
2.       Waste of margin space with the summary notes;
3.       Too heavy to carry around.

I completely disagree.  I am very interested to hear what you all think.



29. April 2008 by Arrian
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