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3. Greeks and Persians at war

3. Greeks and Persians at war  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0004
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‘Greeks and Persians at war’ highlights Herodotus's skills as a dramatist in his treatment of the Persian Wars. Pride of place has generally been given to the world-famous defeat at ... More
6. Herodotus and the divine

6. Herodotus and the divine  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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9780191777707
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‘Herodotus and the divine’ explains how much of The Histories turns on the importance of digesting and analysing oracular pronouncements with humility and caution. Herodotus uses the way ... More
4. Herodotus as ethnographer

4. Herodotus as ethnographer  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0005
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‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and ... More
8. Herodotus as historian

8. Herodotus as historian  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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9780191777707
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‘Herodotus as historian’ asks whether Herodotus merits the title of historian. It has been argued that he did not travel extensively, that he relied on the reports of others, and when those ... More
7. Herodotus as storyteller

7. Herodotus as storyteller  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0008
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‘Herodotus as storyteller’ explains how The Histories is made up of self-contained tales, most of which are microcosms of the larger text and offer guideposts as to how to read it. Slowing ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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9780191777707
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What is the legacy of Herodotus? Who was he and what do we know about him? The Introduction looks at what we know and for what he is remembered. It was Herodotus who first undertook the ... More
2. Origins and the historian

2. Origins and the historian  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Without an understanding of origins, there can be no understanding of causality, and without causality, the concept of history is meaningless. ‘Origins and the historian’ explains that the ... More
5. Women in history, women in The Histories

5. Women in history, women in The Histories  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0006
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‘Women in history, women in The Histories’ explains how, throughout The Histories, Herodotus uses women to illustrate the dangerous proclivities of men, but at the same time women interest ... More
1. The world of Herodotus

1. The world of Herodotus  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0002
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‘The world of Herodotus’ explains how Herodotus's way of looking at things was shaped by the mixed culture of his native city, Halicarnassus. A literate mindset was beginning to contend ... More

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