ClSt 283 F13

Greek History

Herodotus Outline


Students: this page contains a very crude outline of Herodotus' History. Bullets are followed by paragraph-numbers. You may find it useful in navigating the books. Use it as you wish; download, expand, add details; print and take notes on it; whatever. This is not an assignment.

Book 1; Lydia, Persia, and Asia

  • Intro (1)
  • Lydia to the Persian Conquest (6)
    • Gyges (6)
    • Ardys (15)
    • Alyattes (16)
      • Arion (23)
    • Croesus (26)
      • A moral (28)
      • A lesson (34)
      • An Oracle (46)
        • The Two Strongest (56)
          • Athens (59)
          • Sparta (65)
      • Advance on Cappadocia
        • Astyages (73)
      • Advance on Persia (75)
        • Meanwhile in Sparta (81)
      • Capture of Sardis (83)
      • Croesus' End (85)
  • Lydian Notes (92)

  • Cyrus and Asia (95)
    • Medes
      • Deioces (96)
      • Phraortes (102)
      • Cyaxares (103)
      • Astyages (107)
        • Cyrus' Legend
    • Cyrus (130)
      • Persians: religion and customs (131)
      • The Asian Greeks and neighbors (141)
        • Ionians
        • Aeolians (149)
      • Mazares gets the command (156)
      • Harpagus takes over (163)
        • Phocaea (163)
        • Others (168)
        • Carians, Caunians, Lycians (171)
      • Babylon; Persian Conquest (178)
        • Two queens (184)
        • Babylonian notes (192)
      • The Caspian and beyond; Cyrus' failure and death (201)
        • Massagetan notes (215)

Book 2; Egypt

  • Intro (1)
  • Geography (2)
    • Nile (19)
  • Society and culture (35)
    • Gods and cult (43)
    • Animals (65)
    • People (77)
      • Death (85)
  • History (99)
    • Moeris (101)
    • Sesostris (102)
    • Pheros (111)
    • Proteus (112)
    • Rhampsinitus (121)
    • Cheops (124)
    • Chephren (127)
    • Mycerinus (129)
    • Asuchis (136)
    • Anysis (137)
      • Sabacos the Ethiopian
    • Sethos (141)
    • Chronology (142)
    • 12 Kings (147)
    • Psammetichus (153)
      • Oracle (155)
    • Necos (158)
    • Psammis (160)
    • Apries (161)
      • Classes (164)
    • Amasis (172)

Book 3; Cambyses and Darius

  • Persian conquest in Egypt (1)
  • Cambyses' failures beyond Egypt (17)
  • Cambyses' madness (27)
  • Contemporary Greece (39)
    • Sparta and Samos
      • Corinth assists (48)
  • The magian conspiracy and Cambyses' death (61)
  • Conspiracy of the 7 Persians (67)
  • Dialogue on government (80)
  • Darius (83)
  • Satrapies and tribute (89)
  • Distant marvels (98)
    • India
    • Arabia (107)
    • Ethiopia (114)
    • At the edges (115)
  • Death of Intephernes (118)
  • Darius and the west (120)
    • End of Polycrates
    • Darius recovers Asia Minor (126)
    • Mediterranean recon (134)
    • Samos captured (139)
    • Babylon revolts (150