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Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Literary Studies in the Reception of the Histories

Jessica Priestley


This book thickens the account of Herodotus' early reception history, building significantly on previous accounts of Herodotus' Nachleben. In a series of literary studies, it explores some of the earliest ancient responses to Herodotus' Histories through the extant written record of the early and middle Hellenistic period. Responses to the Histories were rich and varied, and the range of Hellenistic writers that can be seen responding in different ways to Herodotus' work is in part a reflection of the Histories' own broad scope, but it reflects more than this too. The Histories remained releva ... More

Keywords: Herodotus, Hellenistic, reception, Nachleben, biography, wonder, literary style, aesthetics, geography, Persian Wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Priestley, author
Leventis Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol