Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Herodotus - narrator, scientist, historian / edited by Ewen Bowie
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
Series Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; volume 59
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; v. 59.
Contents I. Narrator -- [Homerikótatos]? : Battle narratives in Herodotus / John Marincola -- Herodotus the story-teller / Angus Bowie -- Justifying violence in Herodotus' Histories 3.38 : Nomos, king of all, and Pindaric poetics / K. Scarlett Kingsley -- Sophocles' Oedipus and Herodotus' Periander / P.J. Finglass -- Time, thy pyramids : The novella of Mycerinus (Herodotus 2.129-134) / Ioannis M. Konstantakos -- Herodotus on queens and courtesans of Egypt / Gregory Nagy -- II. Scientist -- Herodotus mapping out his genre : the interaction of myth and geography in the Libyan logos / Vasiliki Zali -- Herodotus the geographer / Reinhold Bichler -- Herodotus as a literary critic / Nikolay P. Grintser -- Herodotus on health and disease / Paul Demont -- III. Historian -- Causes in competition : Herodotus and Hippocratics / Christopher Pelling -- [historéein] and [thomázein] : scientific terms and signs of unity in Herodotus' Histories / Smaro Nikolaidou-Arabatzi -- [Chrysós, chrónos] and [kléos] : objects of gold, cognition, ambiguity, and authority in Herodotus' Lydian logos / Maria G. Xanthou -- Thruth and authority in Herodotus' narrative : false stories and true stories / Rosalind Thomas
Summary Recently the importance for Herodotus' work of contemporary medical and sophistic thought and techniques of argument has been widely recognised, as long had been his dependence on and difference from earlier geographical and ethnographic writing. This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border on myth to the structuring of narrative by highlighting the life of objects, and addresses such fundamental issues as how he chooses between competing explanations and how far he valued truth. The book tackles many of the basic issues that confront any attempt to understand Herodotus' work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Herodotus -- Criticism and interpretation
History, Ancient -- Historiography
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
History, Ancient -- Historiography
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bowie, Ewen, editor.
ISBN 9783110583557