This is the display of the inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, so that things done by man not be forgotten in time, and that great and marvelous deeds, some displayed by the Hellenes, some by the barbarians, not lose their glory, including among others what was the cause of their waging war on each other. (Herodotus Histories 1.1.0)
Our next Book Club will feature selections from Herodotus Histories: Book 1 up to chapter 92, and the whole of Book 2.
There are a number of free online translations available:
The one on Perseus is A.D. Godley:
This version at MIT is translated by George Rawlinson:
And on Project Gutenberg is the translation by G.C. Macaulay:
- Volume 1 (includes Books 1 and 2)
You can start and continue discussion in the forum, here, and we will meet via Google Hangout on Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. EDT.
Hélène, Janet, and Sarah