The English Patient and Herodotus
The Histories by Herodotus actually play an essential role in Michael Ondaatje\'s picturesque and heartrending movie. The material provided here may be used for a short project involving the subjects English and Latin.
After having shown the film to the class I suggest reading the English version of the story taken from the film (see links below!). Then proceed with the Latin text, which was kindly placed at our disposal by Prof. Fritz Fassler. Finally it will certainly be beneficial to work out the importance of the story as a foreshadowing literary device in the English movie. This can be done in groups or as a written homework.