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The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Joseph E. Skinner


This book is a study of the origins and development of ethnographic thought, Greek identity and narrative history - commonly referred to as Great Historiography. An introductory chapter outlines the problem, namely that current thinking on the way in which Greek ethnography and identity came into being has yet to take full account of recent advances in ethnographic and cultural studies. This, together with an apparent obliviousness to the results of material culture-based analyses of the Ancient Mediterranean attesting to high levels interconnectivity, mobility and exchange, has placed signifi ... More

Keywords: Greek identity, Panhellenic, History, Barbarian, Homer, reception, discourse, imperialism, Delphi, Olympia, Greek coinage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph E. Skinner, author
University of Liverpool