[in chronological order]
Leo Paul S. De Alvarez on Herodotus’ treatment of the Scythians, the nomadic people he claims he “does not admire,” with one important exception.
Abstract: With the renaissance of political realism has come an insistence that the study of politics be historically located. While many political realists trace their conception of historical inquiry to Thucydides, this article shows how Herodotus can offer… More
From the Publisher: “Considered one of the most important works of history in Western literature, Herodotus’s Histories is a key text for the study of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Book V not only describes the revolt of the east Greeks… More
From the Publisher: “The ancient historian Herodotus, the Father of History, is also considered a great anthropologist. In his account of the Persian invasions of Greece in the fifth century BCE, he searches for the forces that transformed Persians from… More
From the Publisher: “Herodotus’ Histories is a fascinating account of the interactions between the Greeks and their powerful Near-Eastern neighbours. In it he explores the long-term causes for the Persian invasions of Greece in the early fifth… More
From the Publisher: “This edited collection looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the 5th Century BCE who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. Thucydides and Herodotusexamines the… More
From the Publisher: “Herodotus, the ‘Father of History’, is infamously known for having employed elements more akin to mythological tales than to unvarnished ‘truth’ in translating his historical research into narrative form.… More
A historical look at the world of Herodotus.
Links to collection of museum objects (on right) that relate to things/objects/practices mentioned by Herodotus.
Montesquieu Forum Distinguished Lecture: “Athenian and Persian Empire as Herodotus Presents It in His Histories,” by Clifford Orwin, Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Toronto. April 2009, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.
From a course entitled “Ancient Greek History.”