By Egbert J. Bakker, Irene J. F. De Jong, Hans Van Wees
Herodotus's "Histories" may be learn in lots of methods. Their literary features, by no means in dispute, will be extra totally preferred within the gentle of advancements within the research of pragmatics, narratology and orality. Their highbrow prestige has been appreciably reassessed: now not considered as na?ve and "archaic", the "Histories" are actually noticeable as greatly a made of the highbrow weather in their personal day - not just topic to modern literary, non secular, ethical and social affects, yet actively contributing to the good debates in their time. Their reliability as ancient and ethnographic debts, a question of controversy even in antiquity, is being debated with renewed energy and lengthening sophistication. this article bargains an in-depth evaluation of these kinds of techniques to Herodotus's paintings.
Read or Download Brill's Companion to Herodotus PDF
Similar greece books
For virtually four hundred years, among the autumn of Constantinople and the Greek struggle of Independence, the historical past of Greece is shrouded in secret, distorted by way of Greek writers and begging the query: What was once existence fairly like for the Greeks lower than Ottoman rule? during this wide-ranging but concise heritage, David Brewer explodes the various myths approximately Turkish rule of Greece. He locations the Greek tale in wider, overseas context and casts clean gentle at the dynamics of energy not just among Greeks and Ottomans, but additionally among Muslims and Christians, either Orthodox and Catholic, all through Europe. This soaking up account of a very important interval will make sure that the historical past of Greece less than Turkish rule isn't any longer hidden.
During this definitive e-book, well known archaeologist John M. Camp provides an updated survey of the monuments of historic Athens and Attica to create a whole archaeological travel of the realm. Camp's lavishly illustrated paintings will allure not just to students and scholars of Greek civilization but in addition to viewers exploring the traditional websites.
Esther Eidinow units the printed query drugs from the oracle at Dodona aspect through part with the binding-curse drugs from around the old Greek international, and explores what they could let us know approximately perceptions of and expressions of chance between traditional Greek women and men, in addition to the insights they have enough money into civic associations and actions, and social dynamics.
This can be the 1st quantity detailing the excavation of the "Cave of the Cyclops" at the island of Youra within the North Aegean. The cave was once occupied at numerous instances from the Mesolithic via Roman classes. The atmosphere and stratigraphy of the cave and a survey of the realm are mentioned. The Mesolithic and Neolithic ceramic, lithic, and small reveals are organised into catalogues.
Additional resources for Brill's Companion to Herodotus
OaÜi 2 (it is ironic that the term should be used in the Hippocratic oath i n this juridical sense). See also Nagy (1990) 250-9. In Dewald (1987) 153 if. the notion of histor is used metaphorically, as a narratological function: the authorial persona of the Histories; i f . her more recent views in Ch. 12, pp. 271 2 below. See also Cartledgc and Greenwood, this volume (Ch. 15 note 21). , the investigation of the Nile: Ίστορέων αυτούς ηντινα δύναμιν εχει ό Νείλος. 3; ελεγον . . μοι . . 1. CT. already Pohlen/.
The core o f the concept is not so much seeing yourself as acquiring knowledge through the interrogation o f others who have seen, and who therefore know, or claim they know. This applies to the characters in the narrative no less than to the narrator: they, too, may be interested in what is beyond perception, remote in space or time. 1-2). 3). 51 The result o f Croesus' and the Egyptian priests' investigations is self-evident and incontrovertible, as in the case o f some o f Herodotus' own researches.
Before we proceed with asking what this means for the apodexis o f Herodotus' own histarie, we have to address another question. I f the essence o f the act o f apodexis is its contcxtualization and 'situatedness', as was 1 52 Cf. 4. 24 (Ξέρξης) έθέλων τε δύναμιν άπρδείκνυσθαι και μνημόσυνα λιπέσθαι and Thue. 1 έπιδείςαντας . την δύναμιν της Αθηναίων πόλεοος (cf. Tunc. 4): Xerxes wanted to prove his power by leaving a great achievement to posterity (see below), whereas the Athenians merely wanted to display their military (brce.
Brill's Companion to Herodotus by Egbert J. Bakker, Irene J. F. De Jong, Hans Van Wees