Herodotus 2500

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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Room number: 
129
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Contact person: 
Antoine Côté
Email: 
antoine.cote@uottawa.ca
Phone: 
613 562-5800
Extension: 
3669
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No
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Free of charge
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Classics and Religious Studies/In collaboration with the department of philosophy

The ‘father of history’ (as Cicero calls him) turns 2500 in 2017. Author of
the longest extant work of ancient/classical Greek prose, Herodotus of
Halicarnassus (and Thouria) claims our attention for a number of reasons,
including that he was a trailblazing pioneer in applying historia (research,
enquiry) to the evidence handed down to him from the past and applying
it to major, indeed world-shaking events and processes with a twofold aim,
to preserve from oblivion great and wondrous deeds performed by both
Greeks and non-Greeks, and above all to explain their causation. He
thereby also became the father of comparative ethnography and historical
cultural studies.