A Guide to Reading Herodotus' Histories.

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Full title: A Guide to Reading Herodotus' Histories.
Main author: Sheehan, Sean.
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505 0 |a Cover page -- Halftitle page -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication page -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF BOXES -- AUTHOR'S NOTE -- Approaches to Herodotus -- A literary historian -- The form of the Histories -- Herodotus the historian -- Herodotus' sources and methodology -- Mythical time, historical time, folk tales -- Causation -- Herodotus the ethnographer -- The Histories as literature -- Telling stories -- Literary influences -- Themes and patterns -- Fate -- Life, luck and everything -- Nomos -- Notes to Approaches -- Commentary -- Book One: Croesus and Cyrus -- Proem -- Herodotus' preface -- Abductions (1.1-5) -- Story of Croesus -- Lydian kings before Croesus (1.6-25) -- Croesus as king (1.26-94) -- Story of Cyrus -- Kings of the Medes before Astyages (1.95-106) -- Cyrus (1.107-30) -- Persian ethnography (1.131-40) -- The Ionia logos (1.141-76) -- Cyrus, Babylon and the Massagetae (1.177-216) -- Book Two: Egypt -- Introduction -- Introducing Egypt (2.1-4) -- Geography of Egypt (2.5-34) -- Ethnography of Egypt -- Inverse symmetries and sacrifices (2.35-41) -- Egyptian gods: Heracles, Pan and Dionysus (2.42-9) -- The naming of gods, Dodona and festivals (2.50-64) -- Animal lore (2.65-76) -- Customs (2.77-97) -- History of Egypt -- Early kings and the Helen logos (2.99-120) -- Rhampsinitus, pyramid builders and chronology (2.121-46) -- The Labyrinth and the Saite kings (2.147-78) -- Book Three: Cambyses, Samos and Darius -- Introduction -- Cambyses' campaign in Egypt (3.1-16) -- Cambyses and Ethiopia (3.17-25) -- Cambyses: truth and falsehood (3.26-38) -- The Samos story (part 1): Polycrates and Periander (3.39-60) -- The false Smerdis and death of Cambyses (3.61-6) -- The coup and Constitutional Debate (3.67-83) -- The empire and the fringes of the world (3.84-119) -- The Samos story (part 2): the death of Polycrates (3.120-8). 
505 8 |a Darius'campaigns and the Samos story (part 3) (3.129-60) -- Book Four: Darius, Scythia and Libya -- Scythia and Darius -- Background (4.1-4) -- Scythia: origins, people, geography (4.5-58) -- Scythian customs (4.59-80) -- Darius' expedition to Scythia -- The march to the Ister (4.83-98) -- Scythian strategy and potential allies (4.102-20) -- The Scythian campaign (4.121-44) -- Cyrene and the Persian expedition -- The foundation of Thera (4.145-9) -- The foundation of Cyrene and its kings (4.150-67) -- Ethnography of Libya (4.168-99) -- The foundation of Thera (4.145-9) -- The foundation of Cyrene and its kings (4.150-67) -- Ethnography of Libya (4.168-99) -- Book Five: The Ionian revolt - causes and outbreak -- Before the Ionian revolt -- Persian campaigns in Europe (5.1-27) -- The Naxos affair and Ionian revolt (5.28-38) -- Sparta and Aristagoras (5.39-54) -- Athenian history (5.55-96) -- Athens: end of tyranny and Cleisthenes (5.62-9) -- Athens: Cleomenes, Isagoras and Hippias (5.70-96) -- The Ionian revolt (5.97-126) -- Book Six: The Ionian revolt - defeat and aftermath -- Introduction -- Failure of the Ionian revolt (6.1-33) -- After the Ionian revolt (6.34-48) -- Sparta, Aegina and Athens (6.49-94) -- The Marathon campaign (6.94-140) -- Book Seven: The road to Thermopylae -- Introduction -- Debates and dreams (7.1-19) -- Reaching and crossing the Hellespont (7.20-56) -- Hellespont to Thermopylae (7.57-131) -- The Greeks respond (7.132-77) -- Thermopylae (7.178-239) -- Book Eight: Showdown at Salamis -- Artemisium and retreat (8.1-39) -- Before Salamis (8.40-83) -- The Battle of Salamis (8.84-96) -- After Salamis (8.97-144) -- Book Nine: Persia defeated -- Hostilities resumed (9.1-27) -- Battle of Plataea (9.28-75) -- Plataea's aftermath (9.76-89) -- Battle of Mycale (9.90-107) -- The ending of the Histories -- Xerxes' infatuations (9.108-13). 
505 8 |a Artayctes (9.116-20) -- Cyrus' advice (9.122) -- Notes to Commentary -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX. 
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