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-historie: method and genre in the Histories Nino Luraghi; 6. The syntax of historie: 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; Glossary; Timeline.
Introduction to the life and work of Herodotus, the first historian in the western tradition.
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) (Oxford 1998). Her other publications include Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study (forthcoming). John Marincola is Professor of Classics at Florida State University. His previous publications include Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography (Cambridge 1997; 0521480194 HB; 0521545781 PB), Greek Historians (Oxford 2001) and (with M. A. Flower) Herodotus: Histories Book IX (Cambridge 2002; 0521593689 HB; 0521596505 PB).
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