Here you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get help with a difficult passage of Greek, and more.
This isn't a Greek Language question, but related.
The nine books of Herodotus' Histories were named after the nine muses sometime after his death. Does anyone know which book corresponds with which muse? I haven't had any luck finding an answer.
- Textkit Neophyte
- Posts: 2
- Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:42 pm
From the Oxford Classical Dictionary
"The clumsy division of the work into nine "Muses" is some librarian's fancy: Herodotus himself cross-refers to this or that [face=SPIonic]lo/goj[/face]"
However the O Dict. of Classical Literature ventures that it could have been Alexandrian editors.
That's all I can see without further research, sorry.
- Textkit Member
- Posts: 142
- Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:35 pm
- Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Return to Learning Greek
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Hylander and 68 guests