Herodotus in Nubia / by László Török.
By: Török, LászlóSeries: Mnemosyne. Supplements, History and archaeology of classical Antiquity ; Volume 368Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2014.Description: xiv, 163 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789004269132 (hardback : alk. paper)ISSN: 0169-8958Subject(s): Herodotus -- Knowledge -- Nubia | Nubia -- History -- SourcesDDC classification: 939/.78
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Includes bibliography (p. -152) and indexes.
Herodotus' Nubia in modern scholarship -- Images of Nubia in Herodotean scholarship -- Herodotus halfway between Egyptology and Nubian studies -- Excursus 1: the kingdom of Kush from the eighth to the fifth century BC: a brief overview -- The Aithiopian passages in English translation -- The problem of the "Aithiopian logos" -- The context of the Aithiopian passages: introductory remarks -- Was there an unfinished Aithiopian logos? -- "Fiction" and "reality" -- On sources -- Excursus 2: Herodotus' priestly informants and the explanation of the Nile flood -- Sesostris in Nubia -- Excursus 3: a note on ancient Nubian archives -- Sabacos in Egypt -- Psamtek II in Nubia -- Aithiopians in the Siwa Oasis -- Herodotus' two Aithiopias 1: Aithiopia south of Egypt, with notes on oracles -- Herodotus' two Aithiopias 2: the land of the long-lived Aithiopians on the fringes of the inhabited world -- Excursus 4: Herodotus and Agatharchides -- The land of the long-lived Aithiopians continued -- The gifts presented to the king of Persia by the Aithiopians living south of Egypt -- Aithiopian passages in the Libyan logos: the autochthonous origin of the Aithiopians, the Aithiopian troglodytes -- A meditation on the fringes -- Aithiopian "half-men" in the army of Xerxes I -- Herodotus in Nubia -- Herodotus' sources on Kushite kingship -- "Reflections in a distant mirror".