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Brill's Companion to Herodotus

Editore: Brill Academic Pub, 2012
ISBN 10: 9004169660 / ISBN 13: 9789004169661
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Titolo: Brill's Companion to Herodotus

Casa editrice: Brill Academic Pub

Data di pubblicazione: 2012

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Herodotus' outstanding achievements as a literary figure, intellectual, historian and ethnographer have in recent years come to be appreciated with much greater depth and subtlety. This Companion offers an up-to-date and in-depth overview of current approaches to Herodotus' remarkable work. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_9004169660

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Riassunto: Herodotus's "Histories" can be read in many ways. Their literary qualities, never in dispute, can be more fully appreciated in the light of developments in the study of pragmatics, narratology and orality. Their intellectual status has been radically reassessed: no longer regarded as na?ve and "archaic", the "Histories" are now seen as very much a product of the intellectual climate of their own day - not only subject to contemporary literary, religious, moral and social influences, but actively contributing to the great debates of their time. Their reliability as historical and ethnographic accounts, a matter of controversy even in antiquity, is being debated with renewed vigour and increasing sophistication. This text offers an in-depth overview of all these approaches to Herodotus's work.

L'autore: Egbert J. Bakker is Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse (Cornell 1997) and is currently preparing a book on problems of time from Homer to Herodotus. Irene J.F. de Jong is Academy Professor of Classical Greek Literature at the University of Amsterdam. She has published on drama and Homer, most recently A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey (Cambridge 2001). She is currently editing a History of Ancient Greek Narrative. Hans van Wees is Reader in Ancient Greek History at University College London. He is the author of a book on Homeric society and editor of Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence (1998) and War and Violence in Ancient Greece (2000).

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