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The historian's craft in the age of Herodotus

Author: Nino Luraghi
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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By considering the works of Herodotus against a background of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society, these new essays by an international team of experts make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture. - ;The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Historian's craft in the age of Herodotus.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)71346786
Named Person: Herodotus.; Herodotus.; Herodotus.; Herodotus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nino Luraghi
ISBN: 9780191528897 0191528897
OCLC Number: 137273125
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (1 v.)
Contents: Contents; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Herodotus and Oral History; 3. Ancestors of Historiography in Early Greek Elegiac and Iambic Poetry?; 4. Hecataeus: From Genealogy to Historiography; 5. Early Historie and Literacy; 6. Constructing the Past: Colonial Traditions and the Writing of History. The Case of Cyrene; 7. Local Knowledge in Herodotus' Histories; 8. Kissing Cousins: Some Curious Cases of Adjacent Material in Herodotus; 9. The Herodotean Picture of Themistocles: A Mirror of Fifth-century Athens; 10. Herodotus' Histories and the Floating Gap. 11. Herodotus' Egypt and the Foundations of Universal History12. The Beginnings of Chronography: Hellanicus' Hiereiai; 13. Thucydides' Archaeology: Between Epic and Oral Traditions; 14. Myth, History, and Collective Identity: Uses of the Past in Ancient Greece and Beyond; 15. Herodotus and Oral History Reconsidered; Notes on Contributors; Index Locorum; General Index.
Responsibility: edited by Nino Luraghi.

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By considering the works of Herodotus against a background of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society, these new essays by an international team of experts make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture. - ;The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. Contextualization opens up new perspectives on the subject in The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus. At the.

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