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A Guide to Reading Herodotus' Histories | Sean Sheehan | Bloomsbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Subject: Literature
Curriculum: Classic English Literature
Language: English
Classoos code: 17846
Digitization: Live text
Published: 05/04/2018
ISBN: 9781474292696
Hardcopy ISBN: 9781474292665

A Guide to Reading Herodotus' Histories

Sean Sheehan

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Summary

Modern scholarship judges Herodotus to be a more complex writer than his past readers supposed. His Histories is now being read in ways that are seemingly incompatible if not contradictory. This volume interrogates the various ways the text of the Histories has been and can be read by scholars: as the seminal text of our Ur-historian, as ethnology, literary art and fable. Our readings can bring out various guises of Herodotus himself: an author with the eye of a travel writer and the mind of an investigative journalist; a globalist, enlightened but superstitious; a rambling storyteller but a prose stylist; the so-called 'father of history' but in antiquity also labelled the 'father of lies'; both geographer and gossipmonger; both entertainer and an author whom social and cultural historians read and admire.

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