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Deiokes, König der Meder. Eine Herodot-Episode in ihren Kontexten

Deiokes, König der Meder. Eine Herodot-Episode in ihren Kontexten © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157005709X403126 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 14 (2009) 337-347 www.brill.nl/acss Book Reviews M. Meier, B. Patzek, U. Walter, J. Wiesehöfer, Deiokes, König der Meder. Eine Herodot-Epi- sode in ihren Kontexten. Oriens et Occidens 7. Wiesbaden, Franz Steiner Verlag , 2004, 99 p., ISBN 3-515-08585-8. Th is book is an attempt to examine Herodotus’ famous account of Deioces and the begin- ning of the Median kingdom (I, 96-101) from various points of view. In the introduction M. Meier and U. Walter make apt reference to the wide range and diversity of Herodotus’ writing and to how this makes it extremely diffi cult to create a full and comprehensive com- mentary on his work, since such an undertaking would require the eff orts of scholars rep- resenting all manner of fi elds in the study of antiquity. Th e authors present this book to their readers as an attempt to create a full, comprehensive commentary of one episode in Herodotus’ work – the story of Deioces, which is examined from various points of view and in diff erent contexts. According to their opinion, this book should serve as a model for a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

Deiokes, König der Meder. Eine Herodot-Episode in ihren Kontexten

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia , Volume 14 (3-4): 337 – Jan 1, 2008

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157005709X403126 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 14 (2009) 337-347 www.brill.nl/acss Book Reviews M. Meier, B. Patzek, U. Walter, J. Wiesehöfer, Deiokes, König der Meder. Eine Herodot-Epi- sode in ihren Kontexten. Oriens et Occidens 7. Wiesbaden, Franz Steiner Verlag , 2004, 99 p., ISBN 3-515-08585-8. Th is book is an attempt to examine Herodotus’ famous account of Deioces and the begin- ning of the Median kingdom (I, 96-101) from various points of view. In the introduction M. Meier and U. Walter make apt reference to the wide range and diversity of Herodotus’ writing and to how this makes it extremely diffi cult to create a full and comprehensive com- mentary on his work, since such an undertaking would require the eff orts of scholars rep- resenting all manner of fi elds in the study of antiquity. Th e authors present this book to their readers as an attempt to create a full, comprehensive commentary of one episode in Herodotus’ work – the story of Deioces, which is examined from various points of view and in diff erent contexts. According to their opinion, this book should serve as a model for a

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