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Published 2014
The shape of Herodotean rhetoric : a study of the speeches in Herodotus' Histories with special attention to books 5-9 /

: In The Shape of Herodotean Rhetoric , Vasiliki Zali offers a fresh assessment of Herodotus' rhetorical awareness. Redressing the usual view that considers Thucydides as a significant jump from earlier authors in the rhetorical tradition, Zali attempts to find a place for Herodotus. The volume explores the direct and indirect speeches in Herodotus' fifth to ninth books, focusing in particular on the ways in which they highlight two major narrative themes: the fragility of Greek unity and the problematic Greco-Persian polarity. Through discussion of case studies and Herodotus' literary background, Zali brings Herodotus' sophisticated rhetorical system to life, examines the ways in which this system affects Herodotus' authority, and demonstrates that Herodotus occupies a crucial place in the development of rhetoric.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004283589 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2016
Brill's companion to the reception of Herodotus in antiquity and beyond /

: Brill's Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond offers new insights on the reception and cultural transmission of one of the most controversial and influential texts to have survived from Classical Antiquity. Herodotus' Histories has been adopted, adapted, imitated, contested, admired and criticized across diverse genres, historical periods, and geographical boundaries. This companion, edited by Jessica Priestley and Vasiliki Zali, examines the reception of Herodotus in a range of cultural contexts, from the fifth century BC to the twentieth century AD. The essays consider key topics such as Herodotus' place in the Western historiographical tradition, translation of and scholarly engagement with the Histories , and the use of the Histories as a model for describing and interpreting cultural and geographical material.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004299849 : 2213-1426 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.