The schedule for the Herodotus Helpline seminar for Summer 2021 can be found below. All seminars take place on Wednesday evenings at 6pm GMT. To receive links for attending (I regret that we cannot usually send links for individual sessions), please just write to [email protected].
The Herodotus Helpline is an open, international community dedicated to the discussion of any topic connected to the text and world of Herodotus. Seminars are open to all.
5 May Sheila Murnaghan (Pennsylvania) More on Herodotus and Sophocles
12 May James Morgan (Fribourg) Herodotus’s hermeneutical dilemma, prophetic voice, and an estranged child named Luke
19 May Jyl Gentzler (Amherst) Herodotus and Plato on Gyges
26 May Sam Blankenship (Harvard) Herodotus and Achaemenid historiography
2 June Irad Malkin (Tel Aviv) The right and the middle: Demonax of Mantineia at Cyrene
9June Antti Lampinen (Finnish Institute, Athens) The reception of Herodotus’ Thracians in antiquity
16 June Maddalena Scarperi (Pennsylvania) Crafting the Histories: Herodotus (re)telling Cleomenes
23 June Anthony Ellis (Bern) Rewriting Herodotus in Late Byzantine Mistra: Gemistos Pletho, Bessarion, and Kabakes
30 June Cassandra Donnelly (Texas at Austin) Demokedes and the clash of economies
7 July Francesca Gazzano (Genova) ‘Special deaths’ in the Histories