Herodoti Historiae

Ed. Karl Hude. 2 vols. 3d ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1927.

Hude’s Greek text is the standard edition of the work in Greek.

The Histories

Trans. David Grene. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Grene’s translation remains the recommended one for Greek-less readers. While it is not exactly literal, it does the best job of capturing Herodotus’ style (which has shades of Homer, but finally is distinctly his own). Grene also has a vivid sense of the important themes of the… More

The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

Ed. Robert Strassler; trans. Andrea L. Purvis; intro Rosalind Thomas. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007.

Another in Robert Strassler’s series of translations of great Greek classics. The translation in this volume is less good than that of David Grene, but the volume includes useful maps, illustrations, and twenty-one appendices with discussions of history, religion, geography, and other… More