Monthly Archives: November 2010

Herodotus Books 2 & 3 Discussion Questions

Dear fellow Herodotus readers, Happy belated Thanksgiving to you all. I hope your reading is coming along well. Here are the discussion questions again for you to ponder as we get ready for our next discussion scheduled for Monday December 6 @8pm … Continue reading

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Herodotus Book One Reader Call, 11/17/10 (Bruce’s group)

Dear fellow readers, Thanks for your participation and questions last night during our discussion of Book I. It was a great call, I thought, and we learned a lot from each other about the roles of fate and prophecy in the stories of Croesus, the M… Continue reading

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Herodotus Book One Call, 11/15/10 (Andre’s group)

Dear fellow Herodotus readers, Thanks for your participation and questions last night during our discussion of Book I (soon to be attached above). Because of your comments, I am looking at Herodotus in a different way. Look for study guide questio… Continue reading

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From Alexander to Cleopatra

Reading the first few chapters of Stacy Schiff’s biography Cleopatra puts me in mind of another Cleopatra, the one for whom all the Egyptian Cleopatras were named. She nearly became the first Cleopatra to rule Egypt, more than 250 years before the… Continue reading

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Herodotus Book 2 – Discussion Questions

Books 2 & 3 Discussion Questions 1. Book 2 – Consider this remark: “As Herodotus introduces his long digression on Egypt with a reference to the conquest of the Greeks (c. I. 2), so he skillfully concludes with a similar reference.” (How & Wells, … Continue reading

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Herodotus Book I – November 15 2010 audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the Herodotus Book I discussion. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Continue reading

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Herodotus Book I Discussion Questions

Dear Herodotus readers, Please feel free to use these questions to guide your reading of Book I. We will use them to initiate our next discussion and conference call. 1. What part does an oracle play in the story of Candaules and Gyges? How is a c… Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson: "Life of a Soldier: Greek and Persian" – Marathon2500 Lecture #3

Professor Victor Davis Hason, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, delivered a wonderful lecture, “Life of a Soldier: Greek and Persian”, for the Reading Odyssey’s Marathon2500 lecture series, Wednesday, November 10, … Continue reading

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Professor Victor Davis Hanson, "Life of a Soldier: Greek and Persian"

Professor Victor Davis Hason, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, delivered a wonderful lecture, “Life of a Soldier: Greek and Persian”, for the Reading Odyssey’s Marathon2500 lecture series, Wednesday, November 10, … Continue reading

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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

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