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Author Priestley, Jessica, author

Title Herodotus and Hellenistic culture : literary studies in the reception of the Histories / Jessica Priestley
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (viii, 274 pages)
Contents Biographical traditions -- The great and the marvellous -- Herodotus and Hellenistic geographies -- The Persian wars : new versions and new contexts -- The prose Homer of history -- Epilogue -- Appendix : Aristarchus' Commentary on Herodotus
Summary In a series of literary studies, Priestley explores some of the earliest ancient responses to Herodotus' 'Histories' through the extant written record of the early and middle Hellenistic period. Responses to the Histories were rich and varied, and the range of Hellenistic writers responding in different ways to Herodotus' work is in part a reflection of the 'Histories 'own broad scope. The 'Histories' remained relevant in this later age and continued to speak meaningfully to a broad range of readers long after Herodotus' death. This book explores a variety of discourses where Herodotus occupies an important place in the intellectual background, and, in particular, it draws attention to writers not usually categorized as historians in order to broaden our perspectives on Herodotus' cultural importance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Herodotus. History
Herodotus -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT History (Herodotus) fast
Subject History, Ancient -- Historiography
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Ancient Languages.
History, Ancient -- Historiography
Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-499 B.C. -- Historiography
Genre/Form History
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191510168