The First Historian: The Life, World, and Work of Herodotus
In this 4-section course the students will become familiar with the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, and his work, The Histories. Herodotus' storytelling abilities and broad experience helped secure his place as "The Father of history."
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Our modern English word “history” comes from the ancient Greek word ἱστορία (pronounced hee-storia) and carried the idea of deliberate inquiry – a serious looking into the truth of a matter for the sake of knowledge. Herodotus of Halicarnassus (an ancient Greek city in what is today Turkey) was, sometimes arguably, the first person to organize a broad variety of events, times and places into a cohesive narrative prose that could be considered accurate to the truth of events. Cicero called...
When we finish with this class students will have a greater appreciation for the concept of history as a serious inquiry defined by both facts and interpretation of those facts. Students will learn that before Herodotus this kind of conceptualization was not univeral. Herodotus' contribution was built upon by many later historians and still influences the way we understand world events both near and distant to us in the present.
3 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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Hello! My name is Lee Williams, and one of my favorite quotes, which summarizes perfectly how I view teaching, is from Dr. Eva Brann: "Teaching is above all the controlled public expression of delight." The subjects that most interest me, like...