Herodotus Aubrey De Selincourt, translator This less-expensive version is also a good translation but lacks many of the helpful elements of The Landmark Herodotus. One of the greatest classical works of history ever written. Herodotus, known as the “father of history”, tells of the events surrounding and preceding the Persian Wars. This version does not have all the wonderful maps and extras that the Landmark version does. (can we link the landmark version?