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The Herodotus Encyclopedia

3 Volume Set

Christopher Baron



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23 February 2021
Provides a comprehensive gateway to Herodotus' Histories, the story they tell, and the world in which they were written The first work of its kind, this book offers students and faculty of all levels an easy-to-use, up-to-date reference tool on Herodotus of Halicarnassus (the Father of History ) and provides Herodotean scholars with a collection of important strands of recent work. Topics include the debt of Greek historical writing to epic poetry (and other genres); narratological analysis of the text; Herodotus' position vis-a-vis his predecessors and contemporaries; his use of sources; his notion of Greekness; and the growing body of Persian and other Near Eastern evidence for sixth- and fifth century events.

Spanning three volumes, The Herodotus Encyclopedia surveys the current state of knowledge and understanding of Herodotus' work, and discusses past, current, and emerging approaches to the text. Featuring contributions from an international team of more than 150 scholars, it offers more than 2,500 entries which cover the individuals, peoples, and places Herodotus names in his Histories; the composition and central themes in his work; and the historical, social, intellectual, and literary context of the period. Many entries also explore the text's scholarship and reception from antiquity up to the present day.

Offers entries for every proper name, group, and region mentioned in Herodotus' Histories Provides discussions of the history of Herodotean studies and scholarship Considers the historical and cultural contexts within which Herodotus wrote and lived Addresses the reception of Herodotus during antiquity and beyond Incorporates the methods and findings of several different disciplines in the humanities Features maps and illustrations, a user guide, an index, and full bibliographical information in each entry The Herodotus Encyclopedia is an indispensable text for scholars in classics and related fields, instructors who cover Herodotus or Greek history in their courses, research libraries, and students of ancient Greek history and literature.
Edited by:   Christopher Baron
Imprint:   JOHN WILEY & SONS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 286mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 92mm
Weight:   3.800kg
ISBN:   9781118689646
ISBN 10:   111868964X
Pages:   1776
Publication Date:   23 February 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

CHRISTOPHER BARON is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Notre Dame. His interests include Greek and Roman historical writing, Hellenistic history, Greek epigraphy, and identity in the ancient world. He is the author of Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography, co-editor (with Josiah Osgood) of Cassius Dio and the Late Roman Republic, and has published numerous articles on the ancient Greek historians.

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