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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Table of Contents:
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Artayctes (9.116-20)
  • Cyrus' advice (9.122)
  • Notes to Commentary
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX.