Discover the ancient world with Herodotus, the first known historian and tour guide. As he traveled throughout ancient Greece, the Mideast and Asia during the 5th century B.C.E, Herodotus wrote hundreds of anecdotes about the history of the people, customs and lands he visited, adding his own insightful and sometimes humorous commentaries. Discussing the origins of classical Greece and the causes of the Greco-Persians War, he also focused on the clash between western and eastern values- a subject still relevant today. His Histories, in modern translation, remains a delightful, fascinating and informative read. Each week, we will read and discuss approximately 50 pages and view relevant maps and video clips on Zoom. Please purchase either the Landmark or Oxford WorldClassics edition.
Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.