9780199253746

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

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    9780199253746

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    0199253749

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-06-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Stunning in range and diversity, this collection of lively new essays by an international team of experts illuminates Herodotus and the world in which he wrote. In addition to presenting a picture of Herodotean studies today the volume offers plenty to stimulate further enquiry. It also provides an important reminder of the enduring insights and legacies of the work of George Forrest.

Author Biography


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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xi
List of Contributors
xii
Part I. Narrative
Authorial Voice and Narrative Management in Herodotus
3(14)
Roger Brock
Pedestrian Fatalities: the Prosaics of Death in Herodotus
17(20)
Deborah Boedeker
Panionios of Chios and Hermotimos of Pedasa (Hdt. 8. 104--6]
37(21)
Simon Hornblower
Herodotean Chronology Revisited
58(15)
P. J. Rhodes
Who Was Actually Buried in the First of the Three Spartan Tombs (Hdt. 9. 85. I]? Textual and Historical Problems
73(15)
Dwora Gilula
The Oldest `New' Military Historians: Herodotos, W. G. Forrest, and the Historiography of War
88(15)
Eugenia C. Kiesling
Part II. Peoples and Places
Herodotos (and others) on Pelasgians: Some Perceptions of Ethnicity
103(42)
Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Herodotus' Conception of Historical Space and the Beginnings of Universal History
145(8)
Jose-Miguel Alonso-Nunez
`Tradition' in Herodotus: The Foundation of Cyrene
153(18)
Irad Malkin
Why Did Herodotus not Mention the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
171(19)
Stephanie Dalley
'Aθηναιoισι τεταγμενoισι εν τεμενει `Hρακλεoσ (Hdt. 6. 108. I)
190(13)
Angelos P. Matthaiou
Herodotos (8. 137--8), the Manumissions from Leukopetra, and the Topography of the Middle Haliakmon Valley
203(16)
Miltiades Hatzopoulos
Cleisthenes (of Athens) and Corinth
219(18)
John Salmon
Part III. Religion
`Prophecy in Reverse'? Herodotus and the Origins of History
237(19)
Thomas Harrison
Oracles for Sale
256(19)
Hugh Bowden
The Common Oracle of the Milesians and the Argives (Hdt. 6 .19 and 77)
275(22)
Marcel Pierart
Herodotus and the `Resurrection'
297(8)
John Gould
Part IV. Herodotus and Athens
Herodotos and Athens
305(14)
Robert Fowler
Democracy without Theory
319(18)
John Davies
Bibliography
337(41)
Indexes
Graham Shipley
General Index
367(10)
Select Index of Literary Sources
377(1)
Select Epigraphic Index
378

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