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Introduction

Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199593262
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191752261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the close connection between Thucydides and Herodotus as interpreted by earlier classicists and ancient historians. It then describes how scholars now hypothesize a more positive relationship between Herodotus and Thucydides, just as they also recognize the important ancestry of Homer for both. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Herodotus; Thucydides; Homer; Greek historians

Chapter.  3368 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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