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Title Myth, truth, and narrative in Herodotus / edited by Emily Baragwanath and Mathieu de Bakker
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xi, 370 pages)
Contents Introduction : myth, truth, and narrative in Herodotus' Histories / Emily Baragwanath and Mathieu de Bakker -- Myth and legend in Herodotus' first book / Carolyn Dewald -- Herodotus and the 'myth' of the Trojan War / Suzanne Said -- Herodotus' Proteus : myth, history, enquiry and storytelling / Mathieu de Bakker -- The Helen logos and Herodotus' fingerprint / Irene de Jong -- 'Strangers are from Zeus ': Homeric xenia at the courts of Proteus and Croesus / Elizabeth Vandiver -- Herodotus on Melampus / Vivienne J. Gray -- Herodotus and the Heroic Age : the case of Minos / Rosaria Vignolo Munson -- Myth and truth in Herodotus' Cyrus logos / Charles C. Chiasson -- Herodotus and eastern myths and logoi : Deioces the Mede and Pythius the Lydian / Rosalind Thomas -- The mythical origins of the Medes and the Persians / Pietro Vannicelli -- Mythology and the expedition of Xerxes / Angus M. Bowie -- Returning to Troy : Herodotus and the mythic discourse of his own time / Emily Baragwanath
Summary This volume brings together 13 ground-breaking articles which review, re-establish, and rehabilitate the origins, forms, and functions of the mythological elements that are found in the narratives of Herodotus' Histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Herodotus -- Congresses
Herodotus. fast (OCoLC)fst00040347
Subject HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Baragwanath, Emily, 1977-
Bakker, Mathieu de.
ISBN 9780191625985