The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus
Oxford University Press, 2007 - History - 340 pages
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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2 Herodotus and Oral History
3 Ancestors of Historiography in Early Greek Elegiac and Iambic Poetry?
From Genealogy to Historiography
5 Early Histori275 and Literacy
Colonial Traditions and the Writing of History The Case of Cyrene
7 Local Knowledge in Herodotus Histories
Some Curious Cases of Adjacent Material in Herodotus
A Mirror of Fifthcentury Athens
10 Herodotus Histories and the Floating Gap
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