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Title Thucydides and Herodotus / edited by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 399 pages)
Contents Introduction / Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner -- Structure and meaning in epic and historiography / Richard B. Rutherford -- Thucydides as reader of Herodotus / Philip A. Stadter -- Indirect discourse in Herodotus and Thucydides / Carlo Scardino -- The 'rationality' of Herodotus and Thucydides as evidenced by their respective use of numbers / Catherine Rubincam -- Herodotus and Thucydides on blind decisions preceding military action / Hans-Peter Stahl -- Oaths : theory and practice in the Histories of Herodotus and Thucydides / Donald Lateiner -- Thermopylae and Pylos, with reference to the Homeric background / Edith Foster -- Thucydides on Themistocles : a Herodotean narrator? / Wolfgang Blösel -- Persians in Thucydides / Rosaria Vignolo Munson -- Aristotle's Rhetoric, the Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, and the speeches in Herodotus and Thucydides / Christopher Pelling -- A noble alliance : Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon's Procles / Emily Baragwanath -- Herodotus and Thucydides in Roman Republican historiography / Iris Samotta
Summary This book looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the fifth century bce who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. This book examines the relevant relationship between these historians which is considered, especially nowadays, by historians and philologists to be more significant than previously realized. The volume includes an introduction which addresses the changing view of how the historians relate to one another and twelve chapters written by leading experts in the field of ancient history and philology. Nine of the chapters discuss either comprehensive issues pertaining to the historians' relationship or their common themes and practices, while three further chapters discuss the ancient reception of Herodotus and Thucydides and investigate the historians' debt to Homer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Thucydides.
Herodotus.
Herodotus
Thucydides
Historians -- Greece
History, Ancient.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Historians
History, Ancient
Greece
Form Electronic book
Author Foster, Edith (Edith Marie), editor.
Lateiner, Donald, editor.
ISBN 9780191626401
0191626406
9780191752261
0191752266