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Herodotus in Context: Ethnography, Science and the Art of Persuasion Paperback – August 12, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0521012416 ISBN-10: 0521012414

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521012414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521012416
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,196,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The "Father of History," Herodotus, has developed into a particularly active field of research in the past 25 years and hardly goes by without an important new study. This book by Thomas is one of the best." Choice

"...this leads to a provacative, yet highly compelling, new perspective on the intellectual and cultural dynamics of this seminal era... Thomas has made a valuable contribution to our appreciation of Herodotus and his work, and to our understanding of the fertile, fluid, and contentious intellectual atmosphere in which he lived and to which he contributed." New England Classical Journal

"The 'Father of History,' Herodotus, has developed into a particularly active field of research in the past 25 years and hardly a year goes by without an important new study. This book by Thomas is one of the best." --Choice

Book Description

This book examines the Histories of Herodotus within the context of the intellectual climate of the mid to late fifth century BC. Herodotus is read widely for his accounts of archaic Greek history but his descriptions of Egypt, Scythia and Libya are equally fascinating. Rosalind Thomas concentrates on the latter, along with Herodotus' accounts of the wonders of nature and his methods of convincing his audiences, seeing these as part of the world of scientific enquiry and controversy more familiar from the natural philosophers and medical works of the time.

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reader7 on March 30, 2013
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Great read. Puts Herodotus into the context ot intellectual discussions at the time. I need three more words to submit.
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