The Herodotus Encyclopedia
The Herodotus Encyclopedia
by Christopher Baron (Editor)

Provides a comprehensive gateway to Herodotus? Histories, the story they tell, and the world in which they were written  

The first work of its kind, this book offers students and faculty of all levels an easy-to-use, up-to-date reference tool on Herodotus of Halicarnassus (the ?Father of History?) and provides Herodotean scholars with… (more)

Provides a comprehensive gateway to Herodotus? Histories, the story they tell, and the world in which they were written  

The first work of its kind, this book offers students and faculty of all levels an easy-to-use, up-to-date reference tool on Herodotus of Halicarnassus (the ?Father of History?) and provides Herodotean scholars with a collection of important strands of recent work. Topics include the debt of Greek historical writing to epic poetry (and other genres); narratological analysis of the text; Herodotus? position vis-à-vis his predecessors and contemporaries; his use of sources; his notion of Greekness; and the growing body of Persian and other Near Eastern evidence for sixth- and fifth century events.   

Spanning three volumes, The Herodotus Encyclopedia surveys the current state of knowledge and understanding of Herodotus? work, and discusses past, current, and emerging approaches to the text. Featuring contributions from an international team of more than 150 scholars, it offers more than 2,500 entries which cover the individuals, peoples, and places Herodotus names in his Histories; the composition and central themes in his work; and the historical, social, intellectual, and literary context of the period. Many entries also explore the text?s scholarship and reception from antiquity up to the present day.  

The Herodotus Encyclopedia is an indispensable text for scholars in classics

 

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (March 18, 2021)

Page count: 1,776 pages

File size: 23 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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