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Greeks and Persians at war

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 5327 words.

‘Greeks and Persians at war’ highlights Herodotus's skills as a dramatist in his treatment of the Persian Wars. Pride of place has generally been given to the world-famous defeat at...

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Herodotus

Jennifer T. Roberts.

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 144 pages.

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction explores the recurring themes of Herodotus's work. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined to discover...

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Herodotus and the divine

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 3808 words.

‘Herodotus and the divine’ explains how much of The Histories turns on the importance of digesting and analysing oracular pronouncements with humility and caution. Herodotus uses the way...

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Herodotus as ethnographer

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 5427 words.

‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and...

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Herodotus as historian

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 4021 words.

‘Herodotus as historian’ asks whether Herodotus merits the title of historian. It has been argued that he did not travel extensively, that he relied on the reports of others, and when those...

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Herodotus as storyteller

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 3323 words.

‘Herodotus as storyteller’ explains how The Histories is made up of self-contained tales, most of which are microcosms of the larger text and offer guideposts as to how to read it. Slowing...

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Introduction

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 1582 words.

What is the legacy of Herodotus? Who was he and what do we know about him? The Introduction looks at what we know and for what he is remembered. It was Herodotus who first undertook the...

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Origins and the historian

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 3090 words.

Without an understanding of origins, there can be no understanding of causality, and without causality, the concept of history is meaningless. ‘Origins and the historian’ explains that the...

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Women in history, women in <i>The Histories</i>

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 3695 words.

‘Women in history, women in The Histories’ explains how, throughout The Histories, Herodotus uses women to illustrate the dangerous proclivities of men, but at the same time women interest...

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The world of Herodotus

in Herodotus

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Historiography. 4331 words.

‘The world of Herodotus’ explains how Herodotus's way of looking at things was shaped by the mixed culture of his native city, Halicarnassus. A literate mindset was beginning to contend...

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