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James S. Romm and Robert B. Strassler

James S. Romm

James S. Romm is the James H. Ottaway Jr. Associate Professor of Classics at Bard College. He received his B.A. from Yale and Ph.D. from Princeton, and has been the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He is the editor of THE LANDMARK ARRIAN: The Campaigns of Alexander (2010), and his previous books include ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Selections From Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius (Hackett, 2005), HERODOTUS ON THE WAR FOR GREEK FREEDOM: Selections from the Histories (Hackett, 2003), HERODOTUS (an introductory study in the Yale University Press “Hermes Books Series” and a selection of the History Book Club, 1998), and THE EDGES OF THE EARTH IN ANCIENT THOUGHT (Princeton University Press, 1994).

Robert B. Strassler

Bob Strassler, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, is the president of Riverside Capital Management Corp., and an unaffiliated scholar whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He received an honorary degree as Doctor of Humanities and Letters from Bard College in 1996. A viola da gamba musician, he is the chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. His LANDMARK THUCYDIDES has been called "the finest edition of Thucydides' history ever produced."

"More than a decade ago, Robert Strassler conceived the idea of presenting the great classics of Greek historiography in new translations with ample annotation, excellent maps, and contributions from major scholars. He calls his volumes Landmark editions, and indeed they are. There is nothing like them. With the publication of the first Landmark volume, covering Thucydides, it was apparent that for the first time a Greekless reader could study the text closely and critically, much as a professional classicist would. After Thucydides, Strassler produced the equally successful Landmark Herodotus. Now he has given us his Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika."—G.W. Bowersock, The New York Review of Books, April 29th 2010

THE LANDMARK ARRIAN: The Campaigns of Alexander (Pantheon, 2010)