The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus

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Nino Luraghi
Oxford University Press, 2007 - History - 340 pages
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The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. Contextualization opens up new perspectives on the subject in The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus. Essays by an international range of experts explore all aspects of the topic and, at the same time, make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Herodotus and Oral History
16
3 Ancestors of Historiography in Early Greek Elegiac and Iambic Poetry?
45
From Genealogy to Historiography
67
5 Early Histori275 and Literacy
95
Colonial Traditions and the Writing of History The Case of Cyrene
116
7 Local Knowledge in Herodotus Histories
138
Some Curious Cases of Adjacent Material in Herodotus
161
11 Herodotus Egypt and the Foundations of Universal History
211
Hellanicus Hiereiai
241
Between Epic and Oral Traditions
263
Uses of the Past in Ancient Greece and Beyond
286
15 Herodotus and Oral History Reconsidered
314
Notes on Contributors
326
Index Locorum
329
General Index
337

A Mirror of Fifthcentury Athens
179
10 Herodotus Histories and the Floating Gap
198

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Nino Luraghi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, Harvard University

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