Herodotus in Context: Ethnography, Science and the Art of Persuasion

Herodotus in Context: Ethnography, Science and the Art of Persuasion

by Rosalind Thomas
     
 

An examination of Herodotus' Histories in the context of the intellectual developments of his time.See more details below

Overview

An examination of Herodotus' Histories in the context of the intellectual developments of his time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662598
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; References and texts; 1. Introduction; 2. Medicine and the ethnography of health; 3. Dividing the world: Europe, Asia, Greeks and barbarians; 4. Nomos is king: nomos, environment and ethnic character in Herodotus; 5. 'Wonders' and the natural world: natural philosophy and historie; 6. Argument and the language of proof; 7. Polemic and persuasion; 8. Performance, competitive display and apodeixis; 9. Epilogue; Appendix. beavers and female ailments; Bibliography; Indexes.

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