The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus
Edited by Nino Luraghi
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Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus by Nino Luraghi
Book DescriptionThe 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. At the same time, such writings offer significant insights into how works of Herodotus reflect the attitude of fifth-century Greeks towards the transmission and manipulation of knowledge about the past. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199240500
(225mm x 146mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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By considering the works of Herodotus against a background of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society, these new essays by an international team of experts make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture.
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Author Biography - Nino Luraghi
Nino Luraghi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics, Harvard University
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