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Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Jennifer T. Roberts

June 2011

ISBN: 9780199575992

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Jennifer Roberts introduces the background and writing of the 5th century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation. She discusses all aspects of his work, including his fascination with his origins; his travels; his interest in seeing the world; and the recurring themes of his work.

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Jennifer Roberts introduces the background and writing of the 5th century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation. She discusses all aspects of his work, including his fascination with his origins; his travels; his interest in seeing the world; and the recurring themes of his work.

  • Introduction to the fifth century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation
  • Explores all aspects of his life and work, showing him to be an ethnographer, a tourist, a reporter, a narrator, and a historian
  • Examines his major work The Histories to reveal his critical thinking and lively storytelling in the time of the Greek Enlightenment
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

About the Author(s)

Jennifer T. Roberts, Professor of Classics and History, City College of New York

Jennifer Roberts was educated at Yale and has taught since 1992 at the City University of New York, where she directs the doctoral program in Ancient History at the Graduate Center. She has published widely in the field of Greek history and historiography and has particular interests in ancient and modern democracy, Herodotus, Thucydides, and ancient warfare. She is particularly concerned with the history of attitudes towards social justice and its manifestations in government and law.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The world of Herodotus
    2:Origins and the historian
    3:Greeks and Persians at war
    4:Herodotus as Ethnographer
    5:Women in history, women in the histories
    6:Herodotus and the divine
    7:Herodotus as storyteller
    8:Herodotus as historian