Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Hardcover | March 1, 2003

EditorPeter Derow, Robert Parker

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Stunning in range and diversity, this collection of lively essays by an international team of experts illuminates Herodotus and the world in which he wrote. The novel and enlightening contributions are as varied in focus and approach as the interests and backgrounds of the authors. There aredetailed studies of a number of individual passages and episodes (which always turn out to have wider ramifications for the understanding of Herodotus or for the history of the archaic and classical Greek world, or both) as well as considerations of wider themes (perceptions of ethnicity and ideasof 'tradition', of historical space and about the origins of history). There is prophecy, oracle-selling, and resurrection. There is narrative management and the prosaics of death. Herodotean chronology is revisited. There is epigraphy. There are accounts of why Herodotus did not mention the HangingGardens and why he has not been taken as seriously as he should have been by military historians. There are Cleisthenes and Cleomenes, there are Argos and Corinth. And, of course, there is Athens and its democracy.In addition to presenting a picture of Herodotean studies today the volume offers plenty to stimulate further enquiry. It is also an important reminder of the enduring insights and legacies of the work of George Forrest.

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Stunning in range and diversity, this collection of lively essays by an international team of experts illuminates Herodotus and the world in which he wrote. The novel and enlightening contributions are as varied in focus and approach as the interests and backgrounds of the authors. There aredetailed studies of a number of individual pa...

Peter Derow is Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, Oxford Robert Parker is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History in the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Narrative1. Roger Brock: Authorial Voice and Narrative Management in Herodotus2. Deborah Boedeker: Pedestrian Fatalities: the Prosaics of Death in Herodotus3. Simon Hornblower: Panionios of Chios and Hermotimos of Pedasa4. Peter Rhodes: Herodotean Chronology5. Dwora Gilula: Who Was Actually Buried in the First of the Three Spartan Tombs? (Hdt 9.85.1)?: Textual and Historical Problems6. Eugenia C. Kiesling: The Oldest 'New' Military Historians: Herodotus, W. G. Forrest, and the Historiography of WarPart II: Peoples and Places7. Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood: Herodotus (and others) on Pelasgians: Some Perceptions of Ethnicity8. Jose-Miguel Alonso-Nunez: Herodotus' Conception of Historical Space9. Irad Malkin: 'Tradition' in Herodotus: The Foundation of Cyrene10. Stephanie Dalley: Why Did Herodotus Not Mention the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?11. Angelos Matthaiou: Athenaiosi tetagmenoisi en temenei Herakleos (Hdt 6.108.1)12. Militiades Hatzopoulos: Herodotus (8.137-8), the Manumissions from Leukopetra, and the Topography fo the Middle Haliakmon Valley13. John Salmon: Cleisthenes (of Athens) and CorinthPart III: Religion14. Thomas Harrison: 'Prophecy in Reverse'? Herodotus and the Origins of History15. Hugh Bowden: Oracles for Sale16. Marcel Pierart: The Common Oracle of the Milesians and the Argives (Hdt. 6.19 and 77)17. John Gould: Herodotus and the 'Resurrection'Part IV: Herodotus and Athens18. Robert Fowler: Herodotus and Athens19. John Davies: Democracy without Theory

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`(Athenian Religion) Athenian Religion is both interesting and important ... erudite and even-handed in its treatment of opposing viewpoints ... His analysis of inscriptions is often subtle and acute.'Tom Stevenson, Prudentia, Vol XXX, no 2, Nov 98