Greek Historiography: Herodotus (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)
Tues. 7pm Eastern
Course Description: In this course we will read from the Histories of Herodotus (c. 484 - c. 425). We will focus on the style, structure, and other literary and rhetorical features of historiography. In session we will read the Greek carefully and discuss anything of interest to the group. This course is an opportunity to sample and become more familiar with Herodotus’ style and varied interests. This term we will start at the beginning of the work.
Part of an ongoing series of courses reading from Greek historians.
Level: Intermediate-Advanced knowledge of Greek
Textbook: Instructor will supply materials
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
David Hewett is Paideia’s Outreach Manager for Classical Tours, as well as instructor in Telepaideia. He has an M.A. in Classics (2009) from the University of Virginia and began a dissertation there on Seneca’s Epistulae Morales, before starting his position at Paideia. He has been a Regular Member of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens (2011-12), a student at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (Spring 2005), and holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from Dickinson College (2006). In addition to this formal education, he studied with Reginald Foster in Rome (2006-07). He lives in Frederick, Maryland.
His teaching currently focuses on Greek and Latin historiography.