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Problematized motivation in the Samian and Persian logoi (Book III)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the way in which evidence from character and action, in the Histories, is not necessarily a guide to motivation; and how, despite the importance Herodotus places on nomoi, ... More


The Oldest ‘New’ Military Historians: Herodotos, W. G. Forrest, and the Historiography of War

Eugenia C. Kiesling

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although neither Herodotus nor George W. G. Forrest is a military historian, both offer valuable models for that discipline. This chapter surveys key moments in the historiography of war, explaining ... More


The Terrible Retreat (<i>Nicias</i> 26.3–6)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

For his treatment of Nicias, Plutarch’s most important Greek source is extant: Thucydides, seen as a supreme classic of Attic prose, in one of the most powerful parts of his work. One can see in ... More


The Fall of the Crassi (<i>Crassus</i> 23.7–24.3, 25.12–14, 26.6–9, 30.2–5)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Battle of Carrhae gives Plutarch his real opportunity to rival Thucydides on Sicily: a striking example of the second Life outdoing the first. The Life of Crassus is marked by dense passages ... More


Bewilderments of Joy (Heliodorus 10.38.3–4)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A climactic non-rhythmic passage from a novelist is analysed, to show its difference from Chariton, and more especially from the passage in the next chapter. The passage is climactic, part of the ... More


Chaereas Lives (Chariton 5.8.1–3)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A climactic point in Chariton contrasts with the passage of Heliodorus considered in the previous chapter. The language of theatre is used in both; but Chariton orchestrates an almost operatic ... More


Herodotusʼ Allusions to the Sparta of his Day

Wolfgang Blösel

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When Herodotus wrote his Histories during the Archidamian War, the Spartans were widely successful with their propaganda of ‘Freedom for all Hellenes’ against the Athenian imperialism. The aim of ... More


The End of the <i>Histories</i> and the End of the Atheno-Peloponnesian Wars

Elizabeth Irwin

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This article argues that the end of the Histories has been designed in multiple ways to allude to the end of the Atheno-Peloponnesian wars and to offer a critique of the figure whose policies were ... More


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