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Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

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ISBN-10: 0521536839

ISBN-13: 9780521536837

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Marincola, Carolyn Dewald

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Discussing Herodotus' histories and their influence, the contributors explore the Histories and their context,their techniques and themes, their representation of the Greeks' relationships with foreigners and their reception. Included is analysis of their relationship to Homer and the methodology and narration used.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of maps
Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Maps
Introduction
Herodotus and the poetry of the past
Herodotus and his prose predecessors
Herodotus and tragedy
The intellectual milieu of Herodotus
Meta-historie: Method and genre in the Histories
The syntax of historie: How Herodotus writes
Speech and narrative in the Histories
Herodotus, Sophocles and the woman who wanted her brother saved
Stories and storytelling in the Histories
Humour and danger in Herodotus
Location and dislocation in Herodotus
Herodotus and the natural world
Herodotus and Greek religion
Warfare in Herodotus
Herodotus, political history and political thought
Herodotus and the cities of mainland Greece
An alternate world: Herodotus and Italy
Herodotus and Persia
Herodotus and foreign lands
Herodotus' influence in antiquity
Glossary
Timeline
Bibliography
Index of passages
Index