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
and each word in the Greek text is parsed and linked to an
electronic version of Liddell and Scott's Intermediate
option is to access the Perseus CD-ROM
available via Datastor from Scribner Library. While
the CD takes some time to load, it often provides
faster access to the linguistic and morphological
tools than the website at Tufts University. Go to
\\Datastor\library apps\Library CDROM Applications\Classics\Perseus,
then, in this order, double-click on "Run
First" and then "Perseus." When the
Perseus Navigator loads (be patient; it may 3-4
minutes), you'll have access to the text files for
all authors on the CD. In order to read the Greek,
you'll need to load the Athenian font on
your computer. First, download the font file here.
Click on "Run" twice and then "Unzip"
the file to C:\Windows\Fonts (the default).
second linguistic tool available is Okus, which provides morphological
parsing of virtually the entire text of Herodotus' Histories
(and many other Greek literary works). One word of caution:
my experience has shown that Okus has the occasional error,
so be prepared to double-check in Perseus or your printed
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