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

Peter Derow and Robert Parker


This book contains detailed studies of a number of individual passages and episodes (which always turn out to have wider ramifications for the understanding of Herodotus or for the history of the archaic and classical Greek world, or both) as well as considerations of wider themes (perceptions of ethnicity and ideas of ‘tradition’, of historical space and about the origins of history). Topics included are: prophecy, oracle-selling, and resurrection, and also narrative management and the prosaics of death. The Herodotean chronology is revisited. There are also accounts on epiphany, and of why H ... More

Keywords: ethnicity, tradition, historical space, prophecy, oracle-selling, resurrection, narrative management, prosaics of death, Hanging Gardens

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Derow, editor
Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, Oxford

Robert Parker, editor
Wykeham Professor of Ancient History in the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College
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Part I Narrative

Part II Peoples and Places

11 (Hdt. 6. 108. 1)

Angelos P. Matthaiou

Part III Religion

15 Oracles for Sale

Hugh Bowden

Part IV Herodotus and Athens

18 Herodotos and Athens

Robert Fowler