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Reading Herodotus (Hardback)

A Study of the Logoi in Book 5 of the Histories

Ancient History > Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic World > Greek Art & Architecture

Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9780521876308
Published: 31st December 2007
Casemate UK Academic

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Reading Herodotus represents a new departure in Herodotean scholarship: it is 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 enquiry: 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.

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