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Motivation and narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Motivation and narrative in Herodotus

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEmily Baragwanath
    SeriesOxford classical monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA4004 .B37 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 374 p. ;
    Number of Pages374
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25396545M
    ISBN 100199645507
    ISBN 109780199645503
    LC Control Number2012450535

    Konstan Oxford OCT. The results of modern archeological investigations show that he was a remarkably accurate reporter of what he saw himself. It is clear that Herodotus travelled over an immense amount of the ground himself. It would have been helpful to explain more fully for the uninitiated how the terms "author", "implied author", and "narrator" are used in the field of narratology especially on pages Steiner,

    Bergson It's your choice: either I will have to have you killed, or you must kill the king and become king in his place. Herodotus did not claim to have personally seen the creatures which he described. A moral thread runs through the Histories. At the same time, he is aware that noble motives may be corrupted over time by the pressure of circumstances and that individuals may act out of a complex combination of motives. A highly nuanced discussion of Xerxes' motives and character is the subject of chapter 8, and it is nothing short of brilliant.

    The final chapter 9 is a reevaluation of Herodotus's depiction of Themistocles. This reader feels no empathy for the Argives, and Baragwanath has left out one telling detail. To be sure, Baragwanath builds on the work of other scholars who view Herodotus's historical project in similar terms, but her conclusions are by no means derivative. Hunter, Past and Process in Herodotus and Thucydides. Oxford Classical Monographs. Flower, Princeton University mflower Princeton.


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Motivation and narrative in Herodotus book

Although throughout Baragwanath asks how Herodotus's contemporary audience would have read and reacted to the text, she does not indicate just how problematic and controversial it is to fix that audience in time. Inherited Traditions: Antecedents and Origins Aly Wells, J. Herodotus provides much information about the nature of the world and the status of science during his lifetime, often engaging in private speculation.

Momigliano, "Greek Historiography," History and Theory H7 H37 ] W. It is notable, however, that "the obligations of gratitude and revenge are the fundamental human motives for Herodotus, just as And the answer, he suggests, to his question about the cause of the Persian wars, lies not with the gods, nor, as the Phoenicians and Persians contend, in the continuation of a long line of tit-for-tat mythical abductions of women between Europe and Asia, but in the real world of politics and foreign policy.

Many times revised; the last edition in He believed that his duty was to record the traditions of various peoples, no matter how dubious.

Chapter 2 compares the ascription of motives in Herodotus and Homer with an emphasis on how the former appropriates and develops the latter's techniques. Powell, J. Herodotus's intention, according to this reading, is not to invite readers to join in accusing those Greeks who sat out the war or joined the Persians, but to understand their predicament, especially if they felt driven to take the actions that they did.

Pedestrian analysis, but useful nonetheless, esp. To medize or not to medize. Helma Dik. How and J. Gregory Nagy, "Herodotus the Logios," Arethusa 20esp.

On this Ionian coast began an enlightenment, an intellectual movement of incalculable importance to subsequent streams of thought in Greece and beyond, a movement that threatened to topple the gods from their Olympian thrones.

Malkin ISBN Lowe Lister, R. Nino Luraghi, ed. More serious perhaps is a lack of precision in defining the parameters of Herodotus's contemporary audience both oral and literate. His particular enquiry is into the Persian wars, in which a jittery, barely united coalition of Greek city-states fended off conquest by the world's most powerful empire.

Possibly he died in Macedonia instead, after obtaining the patronage of the court there; or else he died back in Thurium. Emily Baragwanath.

Strasburger, Homer und die Geschichtsschreibung. He described Gelonuslocated in Scythiaas a city thousands of times larger than Troy ; this was widely disbelieved until it was rediscovered in Herodotus observed prophetically to the boy's father, "Your son's soul yearns for knowledge. Pelling So much ground is covered in this book much more in fact than the title alone indicates that it would be impossible to give an accurate account of everything that it contains or to do justice to the sophistication of its arguments, so what follows is necessarily selective.

To medize or not to medize…: compulsion and negative motives (Books VII

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Herodotus / This collection - the first of two volumes - is dedicated to the historical component of the Histories and includes important previously published essays, some translated into English for the first time, which discuss Herodotus' historical method, sources, narrative art, literary antecedents, i.

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