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The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

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Carolyn Dewald, John Marincola, Robert Fowler, Jasper Griffin, Rosalind Thomas, Nino Luraghi, Egbert Bakker, Christopher Pelling, Rachel Kitzinger, Alan Griffiths, Rachel Friedman, James Romm, Scott Scullion, Lawrence Tritle, Sara Forsdyke, Philip Stadter, Rosaria Munson, Michael Flower, Tim Rood, Simon Hornblower
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  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521536837

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  • Popularly known as the 'Father of History', Herodotus is the first major prose writer in the history of Western literature whose work has survived in full. At a time when the ancient Greeks' knowledge of the past relied on orally transmitted memories, he was a pioneering historical practitioner who explored the interplay of myth and history and the role of narrative in history. Contributors to this volume analyze Herodotus' Histories and their influence. Taking a thematic approach, they explore the Histories and their context, techniques and themes, representation of the Greeks' relationships with foreigners and reception.

    • Introduces Herodotus as an historical practitioner and as a social commentator
    • Offers both the novice reader and the expert the best in contemporary scholarship and critical insights
    • Provides guides to further reading, a glossary of key terms and a timeline
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    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521536837
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Carolyn Dewald and John Marincola
    1. Herodotus and the poetry of the past John Marincola
    2. Herodotus and his prose predecessors Robert Fowler
    3. Herodotus and tragedy Jasper Griffin
    4. The intellectual milieu of Herodotus Rosalind Thomas
    5. Meta-historiê: method and genre in the Histories Nino Luraghi
    6. The syntax of historiê: how Herodotus writes Egbert Bakker
    7. Speech and narrative in the Histories Christopher Pelling
    8. Herodotus, Sophocles and the woman who wanted her brother saved Carolyn Dewald and Rachel Kitzinger
    9. Stories and story-telling in the Histories Alan Griffiths
    10. Humour and danger in Herodotus Carolyn Dewald
    11. Location and dislocation in Herodotus Rachel Friedman
    12. Herodotus and the natural world James Romm
    13. Herodotus and Greek religion Scott Scullion
    14. Warfare in Herodotus Lawrence Tritle
    15. Herodotus, political history and political thought Sara Forsdyke
    16. Herodotus and the cities of mainland Greece Philip Stadter
    17. Herodotus and Italy Rosaria Munson
    18. Herodotus and Persia Michael Flower
    19. Herodotus and foreign lands Tim Rood
    20. Herodotus' influence in antiquity Simon Hornblower
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  • Editors

    Carolyn Dewald, Bard College, New York
    Carolyn Dewald is Professor of History and Classics at Bard College, New York. She has written extensively on Herodotus, including the introduction and notes to Herodotus The Histories (translated by Robin Waterfield) (1998). Her other publications include Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study (forthcoming).

    John Marincola, Florida State University
    John Marincola is Professor of Classics at Florida State University. His previous publications include Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Greek Historians (2001) and (with M. A. Flower) Herodotus: Histories Book IX (Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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    Carolyn Dewald, John Marincola, Robert Fowler, Jasper Griffin, Rosalind Thomas, Nino Luraghi, Egbert Bakker, Christopher Pelling, Rachel Kitzinger, Alan Griffiths, Rachel Friedman, James Romm, Scott Scullion, Lawrence Tritle, Sara Forsdyke, Philip Stadter, Rosaria Munson, Michael Flower, Tim Rood, Simon Hornblower

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