Category Archives: Herodotus

Herodotus 6.126-9 (contributed by Tom Holland)

This is a passage I loved even before I read it. My first classics teacher combined a love of Herodotus with a genius for drawing on blackboards. I vividly remember the amused bristling of his eyebrows as he told us of Hippocleides, the suitor with an inopportune taste for dancing on tables, and the relish […]