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Title Ethnicity and identity in Herodotus / edited by Thomas Figueira and Carmen Soares.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.


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Note "This book grew out of a panel which the editors organized: "Ethnicity and Multiculturalism in Herodotus: Through Others' Eyes". It was held at the Ninth Celtic Conference in Classics, University College Dublin, June 2016"--Preface.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Bio/Hist Note Thomas Figueira is Distinguished Professor of Classics and of Ancient History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Carmen Soares is Professor (Professora Catedr̀tica) of Classics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Scientific Coordinator of the Center for Classical and Humanistic Studies of the same university.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 06, 2020).
Subject Herodotus. History.
History (Herodotus)
Ethnicity in literature.
Greeks -- Ethnic identity.
Ethnicity -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Greece -- Ethnic relations -- Historiography.
Greece -- Colonies -- Historiography.
To 1500
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Introduction / Thomas Figueira -- Herodotus' Hermēneus and the translation of culture in the histories / Steven Brandwood -- Language as a marker of ethnicity in Herodotus and contemporaries / Thomas Figueira -- Protocols of ethnic specification in Herodotus / Brian Hill -- Emotion and ethnicity in Herodotus' Histories / Emily Allen-Hornblower -- Mages and Ionians revisited / Gregory Nagy -- Freedom and culture in Herodotus Rosaria / Vignolo Munson -- Cosmopolitanism and contingency in Herodotus : myth and tragedy in the fourth book of the Histories / Alexandre Agnolon -- A goddess for the Greeks. Demeter as identity factor in Herodotus / Nuno Simões Rodrigues -- Herodotus' Memphite sources / Rogério de Sousa -- The Greeks as seen from the East. Xerxes' European enemy / Maria de Fátima Silva -- Mirages of ethnicity and the distant north in book four of the Histories : Hyperboreans, Arimaspians and Issedones / Renaud Gagné -- Ethnicity In Herodotus. The story of Helen through the Egyptians' Eyes / Maria do Céu Fialho -- Barbarians, Greekness, and wisdom : the afterlife of Croesus' debate with Solon / Delfim Leão -- Scientific discourse in Herodotus Book II of Histories and its reflection in the age of new world discovery / Carmen Soares.
Summary "Herodotus is the epochal authority who inaugurated the European and Western consciousness of collective identity, whether in an awareness of other societies and of the nature of cultural variation itself or in the fashioning of Greek self-awareness - and necessarily that of later civilizations influenced by the ancient Greeks - which was perpetually in dialogue and tension with other ways of living in groups. In this book fourteen contributors explore ethnicity - the very self-understanding of belonging to a separate body of human beings - and how it evolves and consolidates (or ethnogenesis). This inquiry is focused through the lens of Herodotus as our earliest master of ethnography, in this instance not only as the stylized portrayal of other societies, but also as an exegesis on how ethnocultural differentiation may affect the lives, and even the very existence, of one's own people. Ethnicity and Identity in Herodotus is one facet of a project which intends to bring Portuguese and English-speaking scholars of antiquity into closer cooperation. It has united a cross-section of North American classicists with a distinguished cohort of Portuguese and Brazilian experts on Greek literature and history writing in English"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Figueira, Thomas J., editor.
Soares, Carmen (Professor of literature), editor.
Celtic Conference in Classics (9th : 2016 : University College, Dublin)
Other Title Print version: Ethnicity and identity in Herodotus. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020 9781138631113