The Resource Herodotus in context : ethnography, science, and the art of persuasion, Rosalind Thomas

Herodotus in context : ethnography, science, and the art of persuasion, Rosalind Thomas

Label
Herodotus in context : ethnography, science, and the art of persuasion
Title
Herodotus in context
Title remainder
ethnography, science, and the art of persuasion
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Herodotus called his work an enquiry and wrote before 'history' was a separate discipline. Coming from Halicarnassus, at the crossroads between the Persian and Athenian spheres of influence, he combined the culture of Athens with that of the more pluralistic and less ethnocentric cities of east Greece. Alive to the implications of this cultural background for Herodotus' thought, this study explores the much neglected contemporary connotations and context of the Histories, looking at them as part of the intellectual climate of his time. Concentrating on Herodotus' ethnography, geography and accounts of natural wonders, and examining his methods of argument and persuasion, it sees the Histories, which appear virtually without antecedents, as a product of the late fifth-century world of the natural scientists, medical writers and sophists - a world of controversy and debate."--Jacket
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
938/.007/202
Index
index present
LC call number
D58
LC item number
.T46 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Herodotus in context : ethnography, science, and the art of persuasion, Rosalind Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-310) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Medicine and the ethnography of health
  • Dividing the world: Europe, Asia, Greeks and barbarians
  • Nomos is king: nomos, environment and ethnic character in Herodotus
  • 'Wonders' and the natural world: natural philosophy and historie
  • Argument and the language of proof
  • Persuasion and polemic
  • Performance, competitive display and apodeixis
  • Beavers and female ailments
Control code
ocm70745383
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521662598
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24315382
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70745383
  • pebcs051115822X

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