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Myth, truth, and narrative in Herodotus

Author: Emily Baragwanath; Mathieu de Bakker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together 13 ground-breaking articles which review, re-establish, and rehabilitate the origins, forms, and functions of the mythological elements that are found in the narratives of Herodotus' Histories.
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Named Person: Herodotus.; Herodotus; Herodotus.; Herodotus; Herodotus; Herodotus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Baragwanath; Mathieu de Bakker
ISBN: 9780199693979 0199693978
OCLC Number: 785077529
Description: xi, 370 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : myth, truth, and narrative in Herodotus' Histories / Emily Baragwanath and Mathieu de Bakker --
Myth and legend in Herodotus' first book / Carolyn Dewald --
Herodotus and the 'myth' of the Trojan War / Suzanne Said --
Herodotus' Proteus : myth, history, enquiry and storytelling / Mathieu de Bakker --
The Helen logos and Herodotus' fingerprint / Irene de Jong --
'Strangers are from Zeus ': Homeric xenia at the courts of Proteus and Croesus / Elizabeth Vandiver --
Herodotus on Melampus / Vivienne J. Gray --
Herodotus and the Heroic Age : the case of Minos / Rosaria Vignolo Munson --
Myth and truth in Herodotus' Cyrus logos / Charles C. Chiasson --
Herodotus and eastern myths and logoi : Deioces the Mede and Pythius the Lydian / Rosalind Thomas --
The mythical origins of the Medes and the Persians / Pietro Vannicelli --
Mythology and the expedition of Xerxes / Angus M. Bowie --
Returning to Troy : Herodotus and the mythic discourse of his own time / Emily Baragwanath.
Responsibility: edited by Emily Baragwanath and Mathieu de Bakker.
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