The Historians Craft in the Age of Herodotus

Hardcover | December 1, 2001

EditorNino Luraghi

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The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. Contextualization opens up new perspectives on the subject in The Historian's Craft inthe Age of Herodotus. At the same time, such writings offer significant insights into how works of Herodotus reflect the attitude of fifth-century Greeks towards the transmission and manipulation of knowledge about the past. Essays by an international range of experts explore all aspects of thetopic and, at the same time, make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture.

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The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. Contextualization opens up new perspectives on the subject in The Historian's Craft inthe Age of Herodotus. At the same time, suc...

Nino Luraghi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, Harvard University

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:December 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199240507

ISBN - 13:9780199240500

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Table of Contents

1. Nino Luraghi: Introduction2. Oswyn Murray: Herodotus and Oral History3. Ewen L. Bowie: Ancestors of Historiography in Early Greek Elegiac and Iambic Poetry?4. Lucio Bertelli: Hecataus: from Genealogy to Historiography5. Robert L. Fowler: Early Historie and Literacy6. Maurizio Giangiulio: Constructing the Past: Colonial Traditions and the Writing of History. The Case of Cyrene7. Nino Luraghi: Local Knowledge in Herodotus' Histories8. Alan Griffiths: Kissing Cousins: Some Curious Cases of Adjacent Material in Herodotus9. Wolfgang Blosel: The Herodotean Picture of Themistocles: A Mirror of Fifth-century Athens10. Rosalind Thomas: Herodotus' Histories and the Floating Gap11. Pietro Vannichelli: Herodotus' Egypt and the Foundations of Universal History12. Astrid Moller: The Beginnings of Chronography: Hellanicus' Hiereiai13. Roberto Nicolai: Thucydides' Archaeology: Between Epic and Oral Traditions14. Hans-Joachim Gehrke: Myth, History, and Collective Identity; Uses of the Past in Ancient Greece and Beyond15. Oswyn Murray: Herodotus and Oral History Reconsidered