See all books authored by herodotus, including the histories, and selections from herodotus, and more on. Herodotus as a story teller, he argues, does not preclude herodotus as a historian. Complete summary of herodotus the history of herodotus. It is the first comprehensive study of the subject. This manuscript contains the first book of herodotus histories. Herodotus new surveys in the classics cambridge core. Below are some starting points for investigation, topically arranged. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. The following is a list of books either written or edited by stephen jay gould, including those published posthumously, after his death in 2002. It is an evolving bibliography and your discoveries will gladly be added to it. He reads the story of the vengeful queen in the context of the perceived historiographical contrast between herodotus account of the persian view of the origins of the eastwest conflict and his story of candaules queen. Books by herodotus sorted by popularity project gutenberg. It contains marginal notes in both greek and latin.
This is that, when you translate a text, especially one as long as herodotus histories, you become very intimate with the author, in a process that is not so much rational as a form of instinctive empathy. First book of herodotus histories the british library. Known as the father of history, he was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a wellconstructed and vivid narrative. General bibliography red indicates a link direct to an etext this bibliography was put together by niall livingstone and has been adapted by ken dowden. Coptic books jay gould conceptual explorations in art. Romm has chosen to focus on the first four books of herodotus. While the histories were occasionally criticized in antiquity, 41 modern historians and philosophers generally take a positive view. Goulds study on herodotus 1987 london is a good introduction and gives enough clues to find more specialized. This text brings new approaches to herodotus sources and to his methods of collecting information, to the logic of his narrative and to his understanding of human behaviour. John gould was one of the most brilliant ornithologists of the 19th century, and a talented artist. Readers who are interested in herodotus from either a literary critical angle or from a historical angle will therefore both find useful material in this commentary. The first book of the histories, called clio this is the showing forth of the inquiry of herodotus of halicarnassos, to the end that 1 neither the deeds of men may be forgotten by lapse of time, nor the works 2 great and marvellous, which have been produced some by hellenes and some by barbarians, may lose their renown. Mixedmedia, contemporary artist working with themes of science and storytelling.
I start with a distinctly unacademic claim, known as a fact only to translators. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position. Herodotos declared subject, the persian wars, is itself herodotus own construct, embodied in the form of continuous narrative derived from a mass of local and family traditions that reach back far into the past and. Gera, bereaved fathers in herodotus, sci 12 1993 3650, rejects the identification because herodotus does not draw attention to it explicitly 48 n. Herodotus this collection the first of two volumes is dedicated to the historical component of the histories and includes important previously published essays, some translated into english for the first time, which discuss herodotus historical method, sources, narrative art, literary antecedents, i. At the beginning of the histories, herodotus sets out his reasons for writing it. Herodotus was an ancient greek historian who lived in the fifth century bc c. Herodotus portrays the conflict as one between the forces of slavery the persians on the one hand, and freedom the athenians and the confederacy of greek citystates which united against the invaders on the other. In the 1990s, gould savagely attacked the bell curve, which had just been released at the time, in the second edition of his book and was treated as a respected authority figure by. Herodotus was an ancient greek historian who was born in halicarnassus in the persian empire modernday bodrum, turkey. Herodotus a roman copy 2nd century ad of a greek bust of herodotus from the first half of. See the response by john marincola, histos as scholars who live among books, we find it difficult to imagine the cultural world and the intellectual activity of people to whom books represented a.
Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in classics related subject matterat least 2 of which should be in ancient greek at grade b or above or be predicted to obtain this for entry to this course. He worked with charles darwin, travelled the world to research the beautiful folio works he. Abstractthis essay argues that the motifs of divine vengeance present in the histories reflect a conscious, considered theory of divine action. The princeton legacy library uses the latest printondemand technology to again make available previously outofprint books from the distinguished backlist of princeton university. Here are presented the results of the enquiry carried out by herodotus of halicarnassus.
The commentary focuses on context, grammar, history, and narratology. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Herodotus historians on historians 11281989 john gould. The latest volumes of the great books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented. Independent and collaborative projects that curiously explore a wide range of conceptual material using photography, often in combination sculpture and fabrication. He also explores comparisons between herodotus in egypt and sixteenthand seventeenthcentury european ethnologists in the americas. Perseus encyclopedia, hades, hermotybies, herodotus.
John gould argues that herodotus should be understood as falling in a long line of storytellers, rather than thinking of his. Rare set of john goulds bird books for sale in pictures. A selective bibliography to herodotus items with an asterisk. Hide browse bar your current position in the text is marked in blue. A commentary on herodotus books brills companion to herodotus motivation and narrative in herodotus.
Flowers and john marincolas commentary on book ix of herodotus s histories for the cambridge green and yellow series. More was a businessman, and his greatgrandfather john. Herodotus historians on historians 11281989 john gould on. John marincola writes in his introduction to the penguin edition of the histories that there are certain identifiable pieces in the early books of herodotus s work which could be labeled as performance pieces.
Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. He calls the exchange of gifts, and more generally the pattern of action provoking reaction, far and away the most pervasive pattern of historical causation in. Herodotus1, was written by john gould and appeared. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Delineating herodotus s appropriation of homeric language and ideology, for example, is accorded just as much importance as evaluating the historical accuracy of herodotus s narrative.
The histories, which is the oldest history book in western civilization, was completed around 425 b. This text brings new approaches to herodotus sources and to his methods o. Herodotus by john gould, 9781853996054, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. He has been called the father of history, and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a wellconstructed and vivid narrative. Greenwoods discussion supplements the discussion of darius as economic innovator in l. For herodotus, divinity possesses a basically regulatory role in the cosmos, ensuring. Drawing on recent advances in the understanding or oral tradition, the author takes issue with a number of theories. Being the second book of the famous history of herodotus london. Translation is the slowest and most observant form of reading possible, 1 and one of the results of the. Herodotus would have made his researches known to the larger world through oral recitations to a public crowd. David bourget western ontario david chalmers anu, nyu area editors. The book concludes that only a rejection of modern historiographical values that will bring us to the realisation of herodotus historiographical importance. My favourite teacher at university, professor john gould, was a socialist this was and. Buy herodotus by john gould from waterstones today.
In later centuries it made its way to the jesuit college in. New thinking, rather than new data, distinguishes john gould s lucid examination of herodotus as historian. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Herodotus account of the grecopersian wars was the only book he ever wrote. John gould was a leading scholar of greek literature especially tragedy and religion. In 1989 his herodotus, another instant classic, redefined what. He is author of the development of platos ethics 1955. Gould s study on herodotus 1987 london is a good introduction and gives enough clues to find more specialized literature. Stewart flory, the archaic smile of herodotus detroit 1987 fornara 1971. Gould s study on herodotus 1987 london is a good introduction and gives enough clues to find more specialized.
He traveled along the coast of asia minor to the northern islands and to the shore of the black sea. Herodotus has 360 books on goodreads with 121711 ratings. Professor john gould, who has died aged 73, was h o wills professor. Online books about this author are available, as is a wikipedia article herodotus. Drawing on recent advances in the understanding or oral tradition, the author takes issue with a number of theories about herodotus historical thinking. Herodotus, the histories, book 1, chapter 1, section 0. Available on bloomsbury collections where your library has access. Herodotus project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks read. It is written on paper and dates from some time before 1449, since an ownership inscription from that year is on f. List of books and articles about herodotus online research. When xerxes arrives at celainai, pythius, a man of great wealth, entertains the king and the whole army, and offers. This theory is defined by herodotus empirical methodology and his lack of poetic revelation or other claimed insight into the nature and motivations of divinity.
Project muse on fussy authorial nudges in herodotus. The history of herodotus begins with the seemingly unambiguous declaration that this is the exposition of the researches by herodotus of halicarnassus, a town in asia minor. Gould was born in roxbury, new york, to mary more 17981841 and john burr gould 17921866. Bc, greek historian, called the father of history, b. Some comparison with john goulds herodotus london 1991 is perhaps. Herodotus as a story teller, he argues, does not preclude herodotus. Issues of empire and of nationality, for example, pervade both works. Herodotus, histories, book iii the book includes the text, running vocabulary, and notes. Book ix is the final book of herodotus s histories and contains, among other things, herodotus s accounts of the battles of plataea and mycale, the immediate aftermath of the persians defeat in. Herodotus was intensely interested in all forms of oddity or unfamiliarity. Herodotus claims to have traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book, almost all of which covers territories of the persian empire. Wills professor emeritus of greek in the university of bristol, uk. Lloyd, herodotus book ii, introduction 1975 esp ch.
The bibliography on herodotus is as massive as the monumental history itself. Herodotus, explorer of the past princeton university press. In the lifetime of herodotus the writing of history, and indeed of. Herodotus and the north carolina oral narrative tradition editors note. The book, herodotus histories of course, goes on into hanas new life, a thin thread of continuity, and the only surviving token of the patients life. He is known for having written the book the histories greek. A fine general introduction in the twayne world authors series. Gould wrote an infamous book called the mismeasure of man, which was a wildly influential attack on nineteenth century scientific racism. They are a treasury of information on herodotus egyptian logoi and have an important appendix on chronology. The histories was at some point divided into the nine books that appear in modern editions, conventionally named after the nine. The tyrants of corinth introduction this paper considers herodotus presentation of the tyrants of corinth 3. Historians on historians bcp paperback bcp paperback s. Pythius the lydian, who appears in herodotus book in two episodes with king xerxes, is a familiar figure.
Brings new approaches to herodotus sources and to his methods of collecting information, to the logic of his narrative and to his understanding of human behaviour. Reading herodotus is a 2007 text which represented a departure in herodotean scholarship. Catalogue search results university of toronto libraries. Project gutenberg offers 61,565 free ebooks to download.1046 314 718 613 411 177 793 179 261 75 397 207 1109 401 644 790 1033 515 115 72 1487 721 1477 1091 374 277 1142 446 1232 779 1242 225 753 266 1060 732 733