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Title: Herodotus' Histories as 'Monument'
Author(s): DE JONG, Irene
Volume: 23 Issue: 1 Date: 2017
This article discusses Herodotus’ ideas about the reception of his work. What was the aim of his Histories, how does he position himself vis-à-vis his most important predecessor Homer, and what do his characters think about their place in history? It deals with the Histories as ‘epic’, prose, ‘oral’ text, written text, memorial and, finally, ‘monument’.