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Author Priestley, Jessica

Title Herodotus and Hellenistic culture : literary studies in the reception of the Histories / Jessica Priestley
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014


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Contents ""Cover""; ""Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Literary Studies in the Reception of the Histories""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""THROUGH HERODOTEAN EYES""; ""HELLENISTIC RECEPTIONS OF HERODOTUS� HISTORIES""; ""FRAGMENTATIONS: SINGLE AUTHOR RECEPTION HISTORIES, SOURCES, AND PERIODIZATION""; ""1: Biographical Traditions""; ""HALICARNASSUS AND SAMOS""; ""THURII""; ""PELLA AND PTOLEMAIC ALEXANDRIA""; ""THEBES AND CORINTH""; ""ATHENS""; ""2: The Great and the Marvellous""; ""WONDER-NARRATIVES IN HERODOTUS""
""Herodotus� rhetoric of wonder""""Unmarked wonders""; ""THUCYDIDES AND WONDER: THE FRAMEWORK CHALLENGED""; ""ARISTOTLE AND WONDER: THE FRAMEWORK REJECTED""; ""CATALOGUING THE MARVELLOUS: HERODOTUS AND PARADOXOGRAPHY""; ""HERODOTUS AND THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD""; ""A Hellenistic construct""; ""The canonical wonders: Herodotean influence?""; ""Descriptions of the Seven Wonders: Herodotus acknowledged""; ""COMPETING AESTHETICS: GREAT AND SMALL, HUMAN AND DIVINE""; ""SCHOLARLY WONDER AND HERODOTUS� INQUIRIES""; ""3: Herodotus and Hellenistic Geographies""; ""GEOGRAPHICAL UNCERTAINTIES""
""Hyperboreans and Hypernotians""""The River Nile""; ""Herodotus on the inundation and source of the Nile""; ""The reception of Herodotus� views on the Nile""; ""Theories of a west African source""; ""Diodorus Siculus� representation of Herodotus on the Nile""; ""GEOGRAPHIES OF THE PAST""; ""The Egyptian�Colchis theory""; ""The geography of Apollonius� Argonautica""; ""A geographical allusion to Herodotus""; ""4: The Persian Wars: New Versions and New Contexts""; ""GALATIANS, LATTER DAY PERSIANS""; ""TIMAEUS: AN ALTERNATIVE ACCOUNT OF THE PERSIAN WARS""; ""EAST VERSUS WEST""
""The beginning of the Histories (1.1�5)""""Apollonius� Argonautica""; ""Lycophron�s Alexandra""; ""5: The Prose Homer of History""; ""HERODOTUS AND POETRY""; ""HERODOTUS THE LIAR""; ""Epilogue""; ""APPENDIX: Aristarchus� Commentary on Herodotus""; ""Bibliography""; ""General Index""; ""Index of Passages Cited""
Summary In a series of literary studies, Priestley explores some of the earliest ancient responses to Herodotus' 'Histories' through the extant written record of the early and middle Hellenistic period. Responses to the Histories were rich and varied, and the range of Hellenistic writers responding in different ways to Herodotus' work is in part a reflection of the 'Histories 'own broad scope. The 'Histories' remained relevant in this later age and continued to speak meaningfully to a broad range of readers long after Herodotus' death. This book explores a variety of discourses where Herodotus occupies an important place in the intellectual background, and, in particular, it draws attention to writers not usually categorized as historians in order to broaden our perspectives on Herodotus' cultural importance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Herodotus. History
Herodotus -- Criticism and interpretation
History (Herodotus)
History, Ancient -- Historiography
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Ancient Languages.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-499 B.C. -- Historiography
Genre/Form History
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191510168