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Herodotus was a Greek historian living in Ionia during the fifth century BCE. He traveled extensively through the lands of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and collected stories, and then recounted his experiences with the varied people and cultures he encountered. Cicero called him “the father of history,” and his only work, The Histories, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. With lucid prose that harks back to the time of oral tradition, Herodotus set a standard for narrative nonfiction that continues to this day.
History of archaic Greece. Tyrants and lawgivers / Victor Parker ; Polis, community, and ethnic identity / Jonathan M. Hall ; Warfare and hoplites / Peter Krentz ; The life cycle in archaic Greece / Deborah Kamen -- Literature and philosophy. Homer, Hesiod, and the epic tradition / Jonathan L. Ready ; Archaic Greek poetry / Leslie V. Kurke ; The philosophers in archaic Greek culture / Andrea Wilson Nightingale -- History and material culture. Colonization : Greece on the move, 900-480 / Carla M. Antanaccio ; Delphi, Olympia, and the art of politics / Richard T. Neer ; The human figure in early Greek sculpture and vase painting / Jeffrey M. Hurwit
This is the first comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts.