Thucydides and Herodotus

Thucydides and Herodotus. Edited by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2012. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.001.0001

Title Thucydides and Herodotus
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2012
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.001.0001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9780199593262
Language eng
Editor Edith Foster
Donald Lateiner
Start page 1
End page 416
Total number of pages 402
Year available 2012
Abstract/Summary This book looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the fifth century bce who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. This book examines the relevant relationship between these historians which is considered, especially nowadays, by historians and philologists to be more significant than previously realized. The volume includes an introduction which addresses the changing view of how the historians relate to one another and twelve chapters written by leading experts in the field of ancient history and philology. Nine of the chapters discuss either comprehensive issues pertaining to the historians' relationship or their common themes and practices, while three further chapters discuss the ancient reception of Herodotus and Thucydides and investigate the historians' debt to Homer.
Keyword Greek historians
Fifth century
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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