HI 371: History Seminar

"Inventing History: Herodotus and the Beginnings of Historical Writing "

Spring, 2001

Resources for Studying Herodotus

This list will be updated frequently. Make a point of checking it regularly.


Books on reserve in Reeves Library:

Romm, James. Herodotus. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. 1998.

Waters, K. H. Herodotos the Historian: His Problems, Methods and Originality. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1985.


Articles on reserve in Reeves Library:

Armayor, O. Kimball. "Did Herodotus Ever Go to the Black Sea?" Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 82 (1978) 45-62.

----------. "Did Herodotus Ever Go to Egypt?"Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 15 (1980) 59-71.

Bickerman, E. J. and H. Tadmor. "Darius I, Pseudo-Smerdis, and the Magi." Athenaeum 66 (1978) 239-61.

Drews, R. "Herodotus' Other Logoi." American Journal of Philology 91 (1970) 181-91.

Evans, J. A. S. "Herodotus' Publication Date." Athenaeum 57 (1979) 145-49.

----------. "Notes on the Debate of the Persian Grandees in Herodotus 3, 80-82." Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 36 (1981) 79-84.

----------. "The Oracle of the 'Wooden Wall.'" Classical Journal 78 (1982) 24-29.

----------. "Herodotus and Marathon." Florilegium 6 (1984) 1-27.

----------. "The 'Recent' Prominence of Themistocles." American Journal of Philology 108 (1987) 382-84.

Flory, Stewart. "Arion's Leap: Brave Gestures in Herodotus." American Journal of Philology 99 (1978) 411-21.

----------. "Laughter, Tears and Wisdom in Herodotus." American Journal of Philology 99 (1978) 145-53.

Fornara, Charles W. "Evidence for the Date of Herodotus' Publication." Journal of Roman Studies 91 (1971) 25-34.

Frost, Frank J. "Themistocles and Mnesiphilus." Historia 20 (1971) 20-25.

Neville, James W. "Herodotus on the Trojan War." Greece & Rome 24 (1977) 3-12.

Waters, K. H. "The Purpose of Dramatisation in Herodotos." Historia 15 (1966) 157-71.

----------. "The Structure of Herodotos' Narrative." Antichthon 8 (1974) 1-10.

White, M. E. "Herodotus' Starting-Point." Phoenix 23 (1969) 39-48.


Resources for studying Greek history:

Martin, Thomas R. An Overview of Classical Greek History from Homer to Alexander. Available on the Web from "Perseus" at the following URL: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=1999.04.0009