Herodotus, a native of Halicarnassus (now Bodrum in western Turkey) active during the mid-5th century BC, wrote in Greek a history of the conflicts between the Greek world and the Persian Empire that came to a head in the invasion by Xerxes in 480/479 BC. His complex account is a rich source not only for the events of the Persian Wars, but also for Greek cultural values, particularly Greek attitudes to war and to foreigners.



The Greatest Achievements Brought Forth By The Hellenes And The Persians (Wenkang Li, 2016)

Crime and Punishment in Herodotus’ Histories (Jonathan Joyner)

Stronger Together: the Hellenes in the Persian Wars (Morgan Alexander, 2017)

The Emphasis on Storytelling in the battles of Herodotus’ Histories Books 7-9 (William Johnson, 2017)

Personalities of the Poleis (Olivia Adam, 2017)

“To Dwell in a Poor Land, Rather Than to Be Slaves:” Persian Culture in Herodotus’ Historiai (Gray Wood, 2018)

Yielding to Flattery, Fear, and Logic: Persuasion and Advice in Herodotus’ Account of the Persian Wars (Simran Sawyers, 2018)

Bravery is in the eye of the beholder: Courage and Cowardice in Herodotus’ Histories (Richard Tucker, 2019)

Greek Bravery and Cleverness in Herodotus’ The Histories (Jack Forbes, 2019)