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The Orient In Herodian

Hekster, Olivier; Kaizer, Ted


Olivier Hekster


This paper investigates appearances of the Orient in Herodian. Firstly, through the way in which the East, the Orient, and the opposition between West and East, appears and reappears as a literary theme throughout Herodian’s History and as such triggers its readership’s interpretation. Secondly, it analyses Herodian’s use of the notion of the Orient as literary signposting in his work: what the author knows, or claims to know, about the Orient, and to what degree the information he provides is reliable.


Hekster, O., & Kaizer, T. (in press). The Orient In Herodian. Historia,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 10, 2024
Deposit Date Jul 1, 2024
Journal Historia
Print ISSN 0018-2311
Publisher Franz Steiner Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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