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Title Brill's companion to the reception of Herodotus in antiquity and beyond / edited by Jessica Priestley, Vasiliki Zali
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 438 pages)
Series Brill's companions to classical reception, 2213-1426 ; volume 6
Brill's companions to classical reception ; v. 6.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 "Father of History" -- 1. Herodotus in Thucydides: A Hypothesis / Marek Wecowski -- 2. Herodotus and His Successors: The Rhetoric of the Persian Wars in Thucydides and Xenophon / Vasiliki Zali -- 3. Duris of Samos and a Herodotean Model for Writing History / Christopher A. Baron -- 4."This is What Herodotus Relates": The Presence of Herodotus' Histories in Josephus' Writings / Eran Almagor -- 5. History without Malice: Plutarch Rewrites the Battle of Plataea / John Marincola -- 6. Herodotus in Renaissance France / Benjamin Earley -- 7. The Anti-Thucydides: Herodotus and the Development of Modern Historiography / Neville Morley -- pt. 2 Language, Translation and Scholarship -- 8. Herodotus' Reception in Ancient Greek Lexicography and Grammar: From the Hellenistic to the Imperial Age / Olga Tribulato -- 9. Herodotus' Reputation in Latin Literature from Cicero to the 12th Century / Felix Racine
Note continued: 10. Valla's Herodotean Labours: Towards a New View of Herodotus in the Italian Renaissance / Adam Foley -- 11. Herodotus and Narrative Art in Renaissance Ferrara: The Translation of Matteo Maria Boiardo / Dennis Looney -- 12. The ̀Rediscovery' of Egypt: Herodotus and His Account of Egypt in the Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute-Egypte (1802) by Vivant Denon / Andreas Schwab -- 13. Not beyond Herodotus? Psammetichus' Experiment and Modern Thought about Language / Benjamin Eldon Stevens -- pt. 3 New Narratives and Genres -- 14. Herodotus (and Ctesias) Re-enacted: Leadership in Xenophon's Cyropaedia / Vivienne Gray -- 15. Pausanias and the Footsteps of Herodotus / Greta Howes -- 16. Ryszard Kapuscinski's Travels with Herodotus: Reportage from the Self / Kinga Kosmala -- 17. Herodotus in Fiction: Gore Vidal's Creation / Heather Neilson
Summary "Brill's Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond offers new insights on the reception and cultural transmission of one of the most controversial and influential texts to have survived from Classical Antiquity. Herodotus' Histories has been adopted, adapted, imitated, contested, admired and criticized across diverse genres, historical periods, and geographical boundaries. This companion, edited by Jessica Priestley and Vasiliki Zali, examines the reception of Herodotus in a range of cultural contexts, from the fifth century BC to the twentieth century AD. The essays consider key topics such as Herodotus' place in the Western historiographical tradition, translation of and scholarly engagement with the Histories, and the use of the Histories as a model for describing and interpreting cultural and geographical material. Contributors are: Eran Almagor, Christopher A. Baron, Benjamin Earley, Adam Foley, Vivienne Gray, Greta Hawes, Kinga Kosmala, Dennis Looney, John Marincola, Neville Morley, Heather Neilson, Jessica Priestley, Félix Racine, Andreas Schwab, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Olga Tribulato, Marek Wecowski, and Vasiliki Zali"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-432) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 11, 2016)
Subject Herodotus. History
Herodotus -- Appreciation
SUBJECT History (Herodotus) fast
Subject History, Ancient -- Historiography
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Art appreciation
History, Ancient -- Historiography
Form Electronic book
Author Priestley, Jessica, editor.
Zali, Vasiliki, editor.
LC no. 2015049108
ISBN 9789004299849