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Thucydides and Herodotus

Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner


This book looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the fifth century bce who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. This book examines the relevant relationship between these historians which is considered, especially nowadays, by historians and philologists to be more significant than previously realized. The volume includes an introduction which addresses the changing view of how the historians relate to one another and twelve chapters written by leading experts in the field of ancient history and philology. Nine of the chap ... More

Keywords: Greek historians, fifth century, historiography, Herodotus, Thucydides, Homer, philology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edith Foster, editor
Assistant Professor of History, Ashland University.

Donald Lateiner, editor
John Wright Professor of Humanities & Classics, Ohio Wesleyan University.

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