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Author Török, László

Title Herodotus in Nubia
Herodotus in Nubia / by La⁺ѓszlo⁺ѓ To⁺ro⁺k
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2014


Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Series Mnemosyne, Supplements
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum.
Contents Political and Geographical Terms; Abbreviations; Periodicals, Series and Abbreviations Used in the Text and the Footnotes; Chapter 1. Herodotus' Nubia in Modern Scholarship; 1. Images of Nubia in Herodotean Scholarship; 2. Herodotus Halfway between Egyptology and Nubian Studies; 3. Excursus 1: The Kingdom of Kush from the Eighth to the Fifth Century bc. A Brief Overview; Chapter 2. The Aithiopian Passages in English Translation; Chapter 3. The Problem of the "Aithiopian Logos"; 1. The Context of the Aithiopian Passages: Introductory Remarks
2. Was There an Unfinished Aithiopian Logos?Chapter 4. "Fiction" and "Reality"; 1. On Sources; 1.1. Excursus 2: Herodotus' Priestly Informants and the Explanation of the Nile Flood; 2. Sesostris in Nubia; 3. Excursus 3: A Note on Ancient Nubian Archives; 4. Sabacos in Egypt; 5. Psamtek II in Nubia; 6. Aithiopians in the Siwa Oasis; 7. Herodotus' Two Aithiopias 1: Aithiopia South of Egypt. With Notes on Oracles; 8. Herodotus' Two Aithiopias 2: The Land of the Long-Lived Aithiopians on the Fringes of the Inhabited World; 8.1. Excursus 4: Herodotus and Agatharchides
9. The Land of the Long-Lived Aithiopians Continued10. The Gifts Presented to the King of Persia by the Aithiopians Living South of Egypt; 11. Two Aithiopian Passages in the Libyan Logos: The Autochthonous Origin of the Aithiopians. The Aithiopian Trog[l]odytes; 12. A Meditation on the Fringes; 13. Aithiopian "Half-Men" in the Army of Xerxes I; Chapter 5. Herodotus in Nubia; 1. Herodotus' Sources on Kushite Kingship; 2. "Reflections in a Distant Mirror"; Bibliography; General Index; Index Locorum
Summary In Herodotus in Nubia László Török offers a revision of the current Egyptological and source critical assessment of Herodotus' passages on Nubia, i.e. the Aithiopia of Greek tradition, and discusses their function in the actual narrative contexts into which they are inserted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Herodotus -- Knowledge -- Nubia
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Africa -- Nubia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004273887