Sources that study Antiquity: study perspectives on Herodotus’ Histories, or how have the historians interpreted the father of History

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Abstract

The study of Antiquity presents theoretical and practical challenges to the researcher in every
investigation. Studying, however, a source that not only contains potential information about the
Past, but that also produces an historical investigation, confronts the researcher with a whole
different kind of challenge, one that necessarily calls into question the understanding of the discipline and its praxis. This article aims to analyse this subject by considering the case of the Histories.
Not long after Herodotus wrote it (around the 5th century BC), the Histories generated much debate, either about the way in which the narrative was constructed, the subjects the author took closer attention to, or the methods used throughout the research. This article provides some study perspectives on both content and form of this source, in order to understand how have historians approached and interpreted Herodotus’ work since then.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-207
Number of pages15
JournalRes Antiquitatis. Journal of Ancient History
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSources to study Antiquity: : Between texts and material culture - FCSH/NOVA, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 9 May 201611 May 2016

Keywords

  • Herodotus
  • Historiography
  • Methodologies
  • Study perspectives

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