9781477318324-1477318321-Herodotus and the Question Why

Herodotus and the Question Why

ISBN-13: 9781477318324
ISBN-10: 1477318321
Author: Pelling, Christopher
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781477318324
ISBN-10: 1477318321
Author: Pelling, Christopher
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pelling, Christopher wrote Herodotus and the Question Why comprising 384 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1477318321 and 9781477318324. Since then Herodotus and the Question Why textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the 5th century BCE, Herodotus wrote the first known Western history to build on the tradition of Homeric storytelling, basing his text on empirical observations and arranging them systematically. Herodotus and the Question Why offers a comprehensive examination of the methods behind the Histories and the challenge of documenting human experiences, from the Persian Wars to cultural traditions.

In lively, accessible prose, Christopher Pelling explores such elements as reconstructing the mentalities of storyteller and audience alike; distinctions between the human and the divine; and the evolving concepts of freedom, democracy, and individualism. Pelling traces the similarities between Herodotus's approach to physical phenomena (Why does the Nile flood?) and to landmark events (Why did Xerxes invade Greece? And why did the Greeks win?), delivering a fascinating look at the explanatory process itself. The cultural forces that shaped Herodotus's thinking left a lasting legacy for us, making Herodotus and the Question Why especially relevant as we try to record and narrate the stories of our time and to fully understand them.

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