Herodotus

Herodotus

by James S. Romm, James S. Romm
     
 

Herodotus, widely known as the father of history, was not only a historian but also a master story-teller, argues the author of this insightful book. James Romm gives general readers a fresh appreciation of the Histories and shows that Herodotus was more than a source of historical data-he was a masterful and artistic author who created a radically new literary genre.See more details below

Overview

Herodotus, widely known as the father of history, was not only a historian but also a master story-teller, argues the author of this insightful book. James Romm gives general readers a fresh appreciation of the Histories and shows that Herodotus was more than a source of historical data-he was a masterful and artistic author who created a radically new literary genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300072303
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Hermes Books Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
IIntroduction: Myth and History1
IIFrom Homer to Herodotus12
IIIThe Sixth Century: The New World Order32
IVThe Man and the Work48
VThe Downfall of Greatness59
VIThe Structure of the Earth77
VIIThe Kingdom of Culture94
VIIIThe Art of the Storyteller114
IXReason, Credulity, and Faith132
XThe Fifth Century: Wars Between Worlds148
XICharacters and Characterization157
XIIPersians and Greeks173
XIIIThe Great War and the Great Age191
Bibliographical Note and Acknowledgments203
Index209

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