The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

Dewald, Carolyn and John Marincola, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

From the Publisher:

“Popularly known as the ‘Father of History’, Herodotus is the first major prose writer in the history of Western literature whose work has survived in full. At a time when the ancient Greeks’ knowledge of the past relied on orally transmitted memories, he was a pioneering historical practitioner who explored the interplay of myth and history and the role of narrative in history. Contributors to this volume analyze Herodotus’ Histories and their influence. Taking a thematic approach, they explore the Histories and their context, techniques and themes, representation of the Greeks’ relationships with foreigners and reception.”

Table of Contents:

Introduction Carolyn Dewald and John Marincola
1. Herodotus and the poetry of the past John Marincola
2. Herodotus and his prose predecessors Robert Fowler
3. Herodotus and tragedy Jasper Griffin
4. The intellectual milieu of Herodotus Rosalind Thomas
5. Meta-historiê: method and genre in the Histories Nino Luraghi
6. The syntax of historiê: how Herodotus writes Egbert Bakker
7. Speech and narrative in the Histories Christopher Pelling
8. Herodotus, Sophocles and the woman who wanted her brother saved Carolyn Dewald and Rachel Kitzinger
9. Stories and story-telling in the Histories Alan Griffiths
10. Humour and danger in Herodotus Carolyn Dewald
11. Location and dislocation in Herodotus Rachel Friedman
12. Herodotus and the natural world James Romm
13. Herodotus and Greek religion Scott Scullion
14. Warfare in Herodotus Lawrence Tritle
15. Herodotus, political history and political thought Sara Forsdyke
16. Herodotus and the cities of mainland Greece Philip Stadter
17. Herodotus and Italy Rosaria Munson
18. Herodotus and Persia Michael Flower
19. Herodotus and foreign lands Tim Rood
20. Herodotus’ influence in antiquity Simon Hornblower