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POLL: Best English Herodotus Translation?


106 votes were cast.


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Yesthatphil writes:

The issue of translating the words with or without cultural baggage is why although I like to read the sources in translation (not having otherwise done Greek since school or Latin since University) I don't have a strong preference on which translations and generally go back to the original words before quoting or drawing specific conclusions. As Toronto48 says, the Loeb editions are good for this purpose …

Phil


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Tom Holland's translation
0
0%
 
Pamela Mensch's translation
0
0%
 
Aubrey de Selincourt's Penguin
9
8%
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Landmark
3
3%
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Godley's Loeb
6
6%
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no opinion
80
75%
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Robin Waterfield (Oxford, 1998)
4
4%
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George Rawlinson translation (c.1850)
1
1%
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other (explain)
3
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Deucey asks:

What is the best one available and why?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.