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The Cambridge companion to Herodotus

Author: Carolyn Dewald; John Marincola
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussing Herodotus' 'Histories', the contributors explore influence, context, techniques and themes, representation of the Greeks' relationships with foreigners and reception. Included is analysis of Herodotus' influences, Homer in particular.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Herodotus; Hérodote; Herodotus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Dewald; John Marincola
ISBN: 052183001X 9780521830010 0521536839 9780521536837
OCLC Number: 60611018
Description: xv, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Herodotus and the poetry of the past / John Marincola --
Herodotus and his prose predecessors / Robert Fowler --
Herodotus and tragedy / Jasper Griffin --
The intellectual milieu of Herodotus / Rosalind Thomas --
Meta-historiē : method and genre in the Histories / Nino Luraghi --
The syntax of historiē : how Herodotus writes / Egbert Bakker --
Speech and narrative in the Histories / Christopher Pelling --
Herodotus, Sophocles and the woman who wanted her brother saved / Carolyn Dewald and Rachael Kitzinger --
Stories and storytelling in the Histories / Alan Griffiths --
Humour and danger in Herodotus / Carolyn Dewald --
Location and dislocation in Herodotus / Rachel Friedman --
Herodotus and the natural world / James Romm --
Herodotus and Greek religion / Scott Scullion --
Warfare in Herodotus / Lawrence Tritle --
Herodotus, political history and political thought / Sara Forsdyke --
Herodotus and the cities of mainland Greece / Philip Stadter --
An alternate world : Herodotus and Italy / Rosaria Vignolo Munson --
Herodotus and Persia / Michael Flower --
Herodotus and foreign lands / Tim Rood --
Herodotus' influence in antiquity / Simon Hornblower.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Herodotus
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn Dewald and John Marincola.
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Introduction to the life and work of Herodotus, the first historian in the western tradition.  Read more...

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