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Title Brill's companion to Herodotus / edited by Egbert J. Bakker, Irene J.F. de Jong, Hans van Wees
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xx, 652 pages) : maps
Series Brill's Companions in Classical Studies
Brill's companions in classical studies.
Contents The making of history : Herodotus' Historiēs apodexis / Egbert J. Bakker -- Herodotus and Athens / John Moles -- Oral strategies in the language of Herodotus / Simon R. Slings -- The Histories and writing / Wolfgang Rösler -- Epic heritage and mythical patterns in Herodotus / Deborah Boedeker -- Herodotus and tragedy / Suzanne Saïd -- Philosophy, science, politics : Herodotus and the intellectual trends of his time / Kurt A. Raaflaub -- Religion in Herodotus / Jon D. Mikalson -- Popular morality in Herodotus / Nick Fisher -- Women in Herodotus' Histories / Josine Blok -- Narrative unity and units / Irene J.F. de Jong -- "I didn't give my own genealogy" : Herodotus and the authorial persona / Carolyn Dewald -- Short stories in Herodotus' Histories / Vivienne Gray -- Herodotus and the past / Hans van Wees -- Herodotus as a critic : truth, fiction, polarity / Paul Cartledge and Emily Greenwood -- Herodotus and his sources of information / Simon Hornblower -- The organization of time in the Histories / Justus Cobet -- Egypt / Alan B. Lloyd -- Scythians / Stephanie West -- The ethnography of the fringes / Klaus Karttunen -- Babylon / Amélie Kuhrt -- Archaic Greek history / Robin Osborne -- Greek history, c. 525-480 BC / Sara Forsdyke -- The Persian invasions / Thomas Harrison -- The personality of Xerxes, King of Kings / Helen Sancisi-Weerdenburg
Summary Herodotus' Histories can be read in many ways. Their literary qualities, never in dispute, can be more fully appreciated in the light of recent developments in the study of pragmatics, narratology, and orality. Their intellectual status has been radically reassessed: no longer regarded as naïve and 'archaic', the Histories are now seen as very much a product of the intellectual climate of their own day - not only subject to contemporary literary, religious, moral and social influences, but actively contributing to the great debates of their time. Their reliability as historical and ethnographic accounts, a matter of controversy even in antiquity, is being debated with renewed vigour and increasing sophistication. This Companion offers an up-to-date and in-depth overview of all these current approaches to Herodotus' remarkable work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-627) and indexes
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Subject Herodotus. History
Herodotus ca. 485 v. Chr.-424 v. Chr.
Heròdot, 480 aC-420 aC -- Crítica i interpretació.
Herodotus. History.
SUBJECT History (Herodotus) fast
Subject History, Ancient -- Historiography
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
History, Ancient -- Historiography
Historiae (Herodotus)
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Grècia -- Història -- Edat antiga.
Grècia -- Història -- Historiografia.
Form Electronic book
Author Bakker, Egbert J., editor.
Wees, Hans van, editor.
Jong, Irene J. F. de, editor.
ISBN 9789004217584
Other Titles Companion to Herodotus