Reading Comprehension: Excerpt from The Histories of Herodotus

Mr. Steel




1. What was Arion's occupation?




2. What form of poetry is Arion fabled to have written?




3. With what ruler was Arion well-acquainted (name and place)?




4. Where did Arion wish to visit?




5. What trouble did Arion encounter while at sea?





6. How was Arion rescued?




7. How was the plot of the sailors discovered by Periander?







8. What are the character qualities of Arion that would make him worthy of timeless acclaim in the temple at Taenarum?










9. Discuss the story's symbolic power (2 paragraphs please).