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Herodotus and his WorldEssays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest$
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Peter Derow and Robert Parker

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253746

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.001.0001

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Herodotean Chronology Revisited

Herodotean Chronology Revisited

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(p.58) 4 Herodotean Chronology Revisited
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Herodotus and his World
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P. J. Rhodes (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0004

This chapter studies the kinds of chronological information given in Herodotus' history, arguing that there is a Persian-based series of dates for the Ionian Revolt and the Persian Wars, 500-480 (and reviving the suggestion of W. G. Forrest that a notorious problem can be solved if we believe that Darius' heralds to Greece were sent before Mardonius' campaign of 492 rather than before Datis' and Artaphernes' campaign of 490); before that he has no systematic chronology but regnal years and similar data which have come to him with his various stories, but if we try to combine his data as he himself did not we find that they are more often compatible than problematic.

Keywords:   Herodotus, chronology, Ionian Revolt, Persian Wars, W. G. Forrest

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