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Herodotus and the Beginning of History, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr R Brock
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Fornara, C 1983.  The nature of history in ancient Greece and Rome.  Berkeley & Los Angeles: U of California Press.

Grethlein, J. 2013. Experience and Teleology in Ancient Historiography. Cambridge: CUP.

Hornblower, S. ed. 1994. Greek historiography. Oxford: OUP.

Luce, T.J. 1997. The Greek Historians. London: Routledge.

Marincola, J. 1997.  Authority and tradition in ancient historiography.  Cambridge: CUP.

Marincola, J. 2001.  Greek historians (Greece & Rome New Surveys 31).  Oxford: OUP.

Marincola, J. ed. 2007.  A companion to Greek and Roman historiography.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Pitcher, L. 2009.  Writing ancient history: an introduction to classical historiography.  London: Tauris.

[no ed.] 1985.  The Greek historians:  papers presented to A.E. Raubitschek.  Saratoga CA: Anma Libri.



Translation: R. Waterfield (World’s Classics, introduction by C. Dewald) or A. de Selincourt (Penguin; 2nd edn. with introduction by J. Marincola) [passages for comment will be set from the former]  


Other works:

Asheri, al. 2007.  A commentary on Herodotus books 1-IV.  Oxford: OUP.

Bakker, E.J.  et al. eds. 2002.  Brill’s companion to Herodotus.  Leiden: Brill.  

Baron, C.A. 2021. The Herodotus encyclopedia. Boston: Wiley [online]  

Baragwanath, E. 2008.  Motivation and narrative in Herodotus.  Oxford: OUP.

Baragwanath, E. & M. de Bakker eds. 2012.  Myth, truth and narrative in Herodotus.  Oxford: OUP.

Bowie, A.M. 2007.  Herodotus Histories Book VIII.  Cambridge: CUP.

Bowie, E. ed. 2018. Herodotus: narrator,scientist, historian. Berlin: de Gruyter.

Clarke, C. 2018. Shaping the geography of empire:  man and nature in Herodotus' Histories. Oxford: OUP.  

Darbo-Peschanski, K. 1987.  Le discours du particulier: essai sur l’enquête Hérodotéenne.  Paris: Seuil.

Derow, P. & R. Parker eds. 2003.  Herodotus and his world.  Oxford: OUP.

Dewald, C. & J. Marincola eds. 2005.  The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus.  Cambridge: CUP.  

Evans, J.A.S. 1982.  Herodotus.  Boston: Twayne.

Evans, J.A.S. 1991.  Herodotus - explorer of the past.  Princeton: Princeton UP.

Fehling, D. 1989.  Herodotus and his ‘sources’.  Liverpool: Cairns.

Flower, M.A. & J. Marincola eds. 2002.  Herodotus Histories Book IX.  Cambridge: CUP.

Fornara, C. 1971.  Herodotus: an interpretative essay.  Oxford: OUP.

Foster, E. & D. Lateiner eds. 2012.  Thucydides and Herodotus.  Oxford: OUP.

Gould, J. 1989.  Herodotus.  London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson.  

Harrison, T. 2000.  Divinity and history:  the religion of Herodotus.  Oxford: OUP.

Harrison, T. & Irwin, E. (eds.) 2018. Interpreting Herodotus. Oxford: OUP

Hart, J. 1993.  Herodotus and Greek history, 2nd edn.  Malvern: SPA.

Hartog, F. 1988.  The mirror of Herodotus.  Berkeley & Los Angeles: U of California Press.

Hornblower, S. 2013.  Herodotus Histories Book V. Cambridge: CUP.

Hornblower, S. & Pelling, C. 2017.  Herodotus Histories Book VI. Cambridge: CUP.

How, W.W. & J. Wells, 1912.  A Commentary on Herodotus.  Oxford: OUP.

Immerwahr, H.R. 1966.  Form and thought in Herodotus.  Cleveland: Scholars Press.

Irwin, E. & E. Greenwood eds. 2007.  Reading Herodotus: a study of the logoi in book 5 of Herodotus' Histories.  Cambridge: CUP.

Karagheorgis, V. & I. Taifacos eds. 2004.  The world of Herodotus.  Nicosia: Leventis.

Lang, M. 1984.  Herodotean narrative and discourse.  Cambridge MA: Harvard.

Lateiner, D. 1989.  The historical method of Herodotus.  Toronto: U of Toronto Press.  

Luraghi, N. ed. 2001.  The historian’s craft in the age of Herodotus.  Oxford: OUP.

Mikalson, J. 2003.  Herodotus and religion in the Persian wars.  Chapel Hill, NC: U of NC Press.

Munson, R.V. 2001.  Telling wonders:  ethnographic and political discourse in the work of Herodotus Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press.

Munson, R.V. (ed.) 2013. Oxford readings in classical studies: Herodotus (2 vols). Oxford: OUP.

Myres, J.L. 1953.  Herodotus, Father of history.  Oxford: OUP.

Pelling, C. 2019. Herodotus and the question why. Austin: University of Texas Press.  

Pritchett, W.K. 1993.  The liar school of Herodotus.  Amsterdam: Gieben.

Purves, A. 2010.  Time and space in ancient Greek narrative.  Cambridge: CUP.

Romm, J. 1998.  Herodotus. New Haven: Yale UP.

Thomas, R. 2000.  Herodotus in context.  Cambridge: CUP.  

Waters, K.H. 1985.  Herodotus the historian.  London: Croom Helm.


This list was last updated on 16/12/2021