Category Archives for Commentary

Final Herodotus Session with Professor Paul Cartledge!

We held our final 2014-2015 Herodotus reading group session on Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm. We were very excited to have Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor at Cambridge University, one of the most distinguished classicists living today join us for our … Continue reading

19. March 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Herodotus Salon

On May 14 2014, the Reading Odyssey hosted a conversation with two of our Board members, Professors Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor at Cambridge University, and James Romm, Director of Classical Studies Program at Bard College, about the wonderful Herodotus.  They were each … Continue reading

29. May 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Look for the ‘history’

Dear fellow Herodotus readers, Herodotus was not the first person to write about past events; he was not even the first Greek to write about past events. However, he seems to be the first to write “historia” (i.e. “researches”) that went beyond a … Continue reading

06. September 2012 by astipanovic
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The Lost Trails Project Showcases Geography of Herodotus

The Lost Trails web site, recommended by Marathon 2500 volunteer Thomas Tilley, has an amazing gallery of pictures from the geography of Herodotus’ histories. Here are ones from Cappadocia, Amphiareion and Delphi. http://www.losttrails.com/pages/H… Continue reading

01. November 2010 by Arrian
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The great recession, Herodotus and hidden treasures?

The great recession we are experiencing reinforces a timeless observation made by the pioneering Greek historian Herodotus: “Human prosperity never abides long in the same place.” The New York Times concluded a recent article about the recession w… Continue reading

29. July 2009 by Arrian
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Herodotus Rocks!

Team, I really enjoyed learning from our sessions together. I really did take away some perspective changing concepts to reflect on for my life, and that was an important goal for me. I regret that I couldn’t make the last call, but I just listene… Continue reading

16. September 2008 by Arrian
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Herodotus Confession

Hi all,Just wanted to confess to something: I DIDN’T READ MOST OF HERODOTUS. But that said, I did attend most of the call-in discussions, and I really want to thank each of you for all that I have learned in this process, which for me, was my firs… Continue reading

02. September 2008 by Arrian
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notes on books 8 and 9.

All,Have to confess to a little twinge at reaching the end. Looking forward to closing things out. This is a great group and I hope to join all of you again for Thucydides. I have really enjoyed all your input and learned a lot from the experience… Continue reading

02. September 2008 by Arrian
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Herodotus and Rats: a comparison?

All,For those of you who were at the ROAM 3 last Friday, it was really great for me. Nice to meet you guys/gals in person and have a chance to chat and tip a wine glass. For those of you who were not with us, you were missed and we toasted you. It… Continue reading

12. August 2008 by Arrian
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Herodotus’ story retold in Plato? ROAM 3

Herodotus and Plato readers, Interesting tidbit – early in Republic II (the second book of Plato’s Republic), Plato’s character Glaucon brings up the story of Gyges of Lydia. The Gyges story starts in Herodotus 1.8 and is the famous story of Gyges… Continue reading

07. August 2008 by Arrian
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