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    DescriptionStunning in range and diversity, this collection of lively essays by an international team of experts illuminates Herodotus and the world in which he wrote. The novel and enlightening contributions are as varied in focus and approach as the interests and backgrounds of the authors. There are detailed studies of a number of individual passages and episodes (which always turn out to have wider ramifications for the understanding of Herodotus or for the history of the archaic and classical Greek world, or both) as well as considerations of wider themes (perceptions of ethnicity and ideas of 'tradition', of historical space and about the origins of history). There is prophecy, oracle-selling, and resurrection. There is narrative management and the prosaics of death. Herodotean chronology is revisited. There is epigraphy. There are accounts of why Herodotus did not mention the Hanging Gardens and why he has not been taken as seriously as he should have been by military historians. There are Cleisthenes and Cleomenes, there are Argos and Corinth. And, of course, there is Athens and its democracy. In addition to presenting a picture of Herodotean studies today the volume offers plenty to stimulate further enquiry. It is also an important reminder of the enduring insights and legacies of the work of George Forrest.

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    Herodotus and His World
    Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter Derow, Edited by Robert Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 592 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199253746
    ISBN 10: 0199253749

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    frontispiece, 2 maps, 10 illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    05 June 2003
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    Author Information
    Robert Parker is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History in the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College
    Review quote
    The breadth of Herodotus' learning is reflected in the scholarship on display in this volume. Above all, this book has refreshed a long-standing interest in Herodotus, and given me the urge to re-read what Herodotus himself has to say. I feel that the honourand of this book would approve of this approach. The Journal of Classics Teaching ... solid, old-fashioned scholarship marshaled often with originality and even touches of humour. Bryn Mawr Classical Review This is a wonderful collection of stimulating articles that will be of profit to students of Greek history and literature. Journal of Hellenic Studies
    Table of contents
    Part I: Narrative ; 1. Authorial Voice and Narrative Management in Herodotus ; 2. Pedestrian Fatalities: the Prosaics of Death in Herodotus ; 3. Panionios of Chios and Hermotimos of Pedasa ; 4. Herodotean Chronology ; 5. Who Was Actually Buried in the First of the Three Spartan Tombs? (Hdt 9.85.1)?: Textual and Historical Problems ; 6. The Oldest 'New' Military Historians: Herodotus, W. G. Forrest, and the Historiography of War ; Part II: Peoples and Places ; 7. Herodotus (and others) on Pelasgians: Some Perceptions of Ethnicity ; 8. Herodotus' Conception of Historical Space ; 9. 'Tradition' in Herodotus: The Foundation of Cyrene ; 10. Why Did Herodotus Not Mention the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? ; 11. Athenaiosi tetagmenoisi en temenei Herakleos (Hdt 6.108.1) ; 12. Herodotus (8.137-8), the Manumissions from Leukopetra, and the Topography fo the Middle Haliakmon Valley ; 13. Cleisthenes (of Athens) and Corinth ; Part III: Religion ; 14. 'Prophecy in Reverse'? Herodotus and the Origins of History ; 15. Oracles for Sale ; 16. The Common Oracle of the Milesians and the Argives (Hdt. 6.19 and 77) ; 17. Herodotus and the 'Resurrection' ; Part IV: Herodotus and Athens ; 18. Herodotus and Athens ; 19. Democracy without Theory