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Title Herodotus - narrator, scientist, historian / Ewen Bowie
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
Series Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; volume 59
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; v. 59
Summary Recently the importance for Herodotus' work of contemporary medical and sophistic thought and techniques of argument has been widely recognised, as long had been his dependence on and difference from earlier geographical and ethnographic writing. This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border on myth to the structuring of narrative by highlighting the life of objects, and addresses such fundamental issues as how he chooses between competing explanations and how far he valued truth. The book tackles many of the basic issues that confront any attempt to understand Herodotus' work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 27. Mrz 2018)
Subject Herodotus -- Criticism and interpretation.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bowie, Ewen, editor
ISBN 3110582104