Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Marathon2500 Project: Robert Strassler

The Marathon2500 Project conference call on "Herodotus and the Invention of History" just finished. It was a very relaxed talk by Robert Stassler, the creator of the Landmark series (among other things) as well as questions and discussion with Professor Paul Cartledge on Herodotus, Marathon, and the “invention” of history. My favorite part was Stassler briefly touching on Ryszard Kapuściński's Travels with Herodotus and the journalistic aspect of Herodotus’ approach.

Stassler also talked about upcoming Landmark editions on works by Julius Caesar, Polybius, and Xenophon’s Anabasis. While these books won’t be available for a while it definitely sounds like these projects are moving forward.

I’ll add a link to the podcast once it is posted at the project’s website.

Update: The podcast can be found at this link.

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