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Author Pelling, C. B. R., author

Title Herodotus and the question why / Christopher Pelling
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Fordyce W. Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series
Fordyce W. Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series
Contents Why did it all happen? -- To blame and to explain: narrative complications -- How can you possibly know? -- Adventures in prose -- Hippocratic affinities -- Explanations in combination -- Early moves -- Empire -- Herodotus' Persian stories -- The human and the divine -- Explaining victory -- Freedom -- Democracy -- Individuals and collectives -- Then and now : Herodotus' own day -- Why indeed?
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 19, 2019)
Subject Herodotus -- Criticism and interpretation
History, Ancient -- Historiography
Greece -- Historiography
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 147731833X (electronic bk.)
9781477318331 (electronic bk.)