Commentary

[in chronological order]

Herodotus and the Scythians: Images and the Inquiry into the Soul

- Leo Paul S. De Alvarez, "Herodotus and the Scythians: Images and Inquiry into the Soul," Ramify (University of Dallas), Winter: 2015.
Leo Paul S. De Alvarez on Herodotus’ treatment of the Scythians, the nomadic people he claims he “does not admire,” with one important exception.

“Herodotean Realism” by Joel Schlosser

- Schlosser, Joel Alden. “Herodotean Realism.” Political Theory. 42-3 (2014): 239–61.
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

Herodotus: Histories Book V

- Hornblower, Simon, ed. Herodotus: Histories Book V. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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

Herodotus: Volume 2 Herodotus and the World

- Munson, Rosaria Vignolo, ed. Herodotus: Volume 2 Herodotus and the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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

Herodotus: Volume 1 Herodotus and the Narrative of the Past

- Munson, Rosaria Vignolo, ed. Herodotus: Volume 1 Herodotus and the Narrative of the Past. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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

Thucydides and Herodotus

- Foster, Edith and Donald Lateiner, eds. Thucydides and Herodotus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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

Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

- Baragwanath, Emily, and Mathieu de Bakker, ed. Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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

Multimedia

Athenian and Persian Empire as Herodotus Presents It

- Orwin, Clifford. "Athenian and Persian Empire as Herodotus Presents It in His Histories," Roosevelt University, 2009.
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.

The Persian Wars

- Kagan, Donald. Yale Courses Online, 2007.
From a course entitled “Ancient Greek History.”