Readership: For scholars, graduate, and upper level undergraduate students interested in classics, ancient history, and ancient reception studies.
Edited by Edith Foster, Assistant Professor of History, Ashland University., and Donald Lateiner, John Wright Professor of Humanities & Classics, Ohio Wesleyan University.
Edith Foster is an Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University. She is the author of Thucydides, Pericles, and Periclean Imperialism (2010), of articles on Thucydides and Lucretius in the American Journal of Philology (2009) and in Sea of Languages: Complicating the History of Western Translation (forthcoming), and of numerous book reviews in BMCR, CPH, and Gnomon.
Donald Lateiner studies Greek historiography, ancient epic, and the ancient novels. He is the author of The Historical Method of Herodotus and Sardonic Smile: Nonverbal Behaviors in Homeric Epic. He has introduced and annotated translations of Herodotus and Thucydides. He teaches Greek, Latin, and folklore at Ohio Wesleyan University.
"All the contributions present a very high level of learning and understanding of the texts ... The book succeeds in throwing a fresh light on old problems and is a valuable addition to modern scholarship." - Pavel Nyvlt, Listy Filologicke
"a timely collection ... Foster and Lateiner can be congratulated for assembling a lucid series of discussions by both experienced and younger hands on the two historians' combined debt to epic, on shared themes and techniques, and on their reception by writers later in antiquity." - Tim Rood, Times Literary Supplement
"an edited volume of the best sort, originating
from and maintaining a clear purpose while allowing individual voices to be heard. The essays are generally of a high quality and reflect the richness of these two foundational texts. Students of Herodotus, Thucydides, and ancient historiography will read them with benefit and pleasure." - Christopher Baron, Exemplaria Classica
1: Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner: Introduction
2: R.B. Rutherford: Structure and Meaning in Epic and Historiography.
3: Philip Stadter: Thucydides as 'Reader' of Herodotus.
4: Carlo Scardino: Indirect Discourse in Herodotus and Thucydides.
5: Catherine Rubincam: The 'rationality' of Herodotus and Thucydides as Evidenced by their Respective Use of Numbers.
6: H. P Stahl: Herodotus and Thucydides on Blind Decisions Preceding Military Action.
7: Donald Lateiner: Oaths: Theory and Practice in The Histories of Herodotus and Thucydides.
8: Edith Foster: Thermopylae and Pylos, with Reference to the Homeric Background.
9: Wolfgang Blösel: Thucydides on Themistocles: A Herodotean Narrator?
10: Rosaria Munson: Persians in Thucydides.
11: Christopher Pelling: Aristotle s Rhetoric, The Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, and the Speeches in Herodotus and Thucydides.
12: Emily Baragwanath: A Noble Alliance: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon s Procles.
13: Iris Samotta: Herodotus and Thucydides in Roman Republican Historiography