Thucydides and Herodotus by Edith Foster

Thucydides and Herodotus

EditorEdith Foster, Donald Lateiner

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This edited collection looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the 5th Century BCE who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. Thucydides and Herodotus examines the relevant relationship between these historians which isconsidered, especially nowadays, by historians and philologists to be more significant than previously realized. The volume includes an introduction by the editors which addresses our changing view of how the historians relate to one another, and twelve papers written by leading experts in the field of ancient history and philology. Nine of the papers discuss either comprehensive issues pertaining to thehistorians' relationship or their common themes and practices, while three further papers discuss the ancient reception of Herodotus and Thucydides and investigate the historians' debt to Homer.

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Edith Foster is an Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University. She is the author of Thucydides, Pericles, and Periclean Imperialism (2010), of articles on Thucydides and Lucretius in the American Journal of Philology (2009) and in Sea of Languages: Complicating the History of Western Translation (forthcoming), and of numerous...
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Title:Thucydides and HerodotusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:April 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199593264

ISBN - 13:9780199593262

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements1. Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner: IntroductionComprehensive Questions2. R.B. Rutherford: Structure and Meaning in Epic and Historiography.3. Philip Stadter: Thucydides as 'Reader' of Herodotus.4. Carlo Scardino: Indirect Discourse in Herodotus and Thucydides.5. Catherine Rubincam: The 'rationality' of Herodotus and Thucydides as Evidenced by their Respective Use of Numbers.Common Themes6. H. P Stahl: Herodotus and Thucydides on Blind Decisions Preceding Military Action.7. Donald Lateiner: Oaths: Theory and Practice in The Histories of Herodotus and Thucydides.8. Edith Foster: Thermopylae and Pylos, with Reference to the Homeric Background.9. Wolfgang Blosel: Thucydides on Themistocles: A Herodotean Narrator?10. Rosaria Munson: Persians in Thucydides.Reception11. Christopher Pelling: Aristotle s Rhetoric, The Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, and the Speeches in Herodotus and Thucydides.12. Emily Baragwanath: A Noble Alliance: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon s Procles.13. Iris Samotta: Herodotus and Thucydides in Roman Republican Historiography