A Study of the Logoi in Book 5 of Herodotus' Histories
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Reading Herodotus by Emily Greenwood
Book DescriptionReading Herodotus is a 2007 text which represented a departure in Herodotean scholarship: it was the first multi-authored collection of scholarly essays to focus on a single book of Herodotus' Histories. Each chapter studies a separate logos in Book 5 and pursues two closely related lines of inquiry: first, to propose an individual thesis about the political, historical, and cultural significance of the subjects that Herodotus treats in Book 5, and second, to analyze the connections and continuities between its logos and the overarching structure of Herodotus' narrative. This collection of twelve essays by internationally renowned scholars represents an important contribution to scholarship on Herodotus and will serve as an essential research tool for all those interested in Book 5 of the Histories, the interpretation of Herodotean narrative, and the historiography of the Ionian Revolt.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521876308
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emily Greenwood
Reading Herodotus, Paperback (March 2011)
This 2007 text contains twelve specially commissioned essays on the historical and literary interpretation of Book 5 of Herodotus' Histories.
Homer in the Twentieth Century, Paperback (July 2010)
A collection of essays exploring the crucial place of Homer in the cultural landscape of the twentieth century. It contributes to current debates about the nature of the Western literary canon, the evolving notion of world literature, the relationship between orality and the written word, and the dialogue between texts across time and space.
Afro-Greeks, Hardback (January 2010)
An exploration of the reception of Classics in the English-speaking Caribbean. Emily Greenwood argues that writers such as Kamau Brathwaite, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott have successfully adapted Classics to the cultural context of the Caribbean, creating a distinctive tradition.
Thucydides and the Shaping of History, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Emily Greenwood
Thucydides' work was one of the most exciting creations in the cultural history of Greece in the fifth century BC and it still poses fresh and challenging questions about the writing of history.
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Author Biography - Emily Greenwood
Elizabeth Irwin is Assistant Professor of Classics at Columbia University. She is the author of Solon and Early Greek Poetry: The Politics of Exhortation (2005). Emily Greenwood is Lecturer in Greek at the University of St Andrews. She is the author of Thucydides and the Shaping of History (2006) and co-editor, with Barbara Graziosi, of Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon (2007).
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