most valuable electronic resource for this course is Perseus,
a database of linguistic, literary, historical and archaeological
materials related to the study of ancient Greece. You will use
Perseus extensively in this course, not only as a means of exploring
the cultural setting of Herodotus and his subject matter, but
as well to strengthen your linguistic skills. All of Herodotus'
text is available in English and Greek on-line via both the
web and CD-ROMs on Skidmore's server, and each word in the text
is parsed and linked to an electronic Intermediate Greek-English
Lexicon. You should use these tools as you prepare the text
for each class meeting, for they will allow you to eliminate
any confusion you might have about the form and meaning of each
will look at a few samples of scholarship during the semester,
selected from a broad range of articles and book chapters and
focused on the passages we will read and the issues under discussion.
Each student will read and present to the class one such piece