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The Conquest of Nature: Herodotus’ ‘Military Narrative’

Katherine Clarke

in Shaping the Geography of Empire: Man and Nature in Herodotus' Histories

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198820437
eISBN:
9780191860270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820437.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail the metaphorical language of desire, control, war and conquest which characterizes Herodotus’ account of Persian interaction with the natural world. After considering ... More


The Lesson of Book 2

Ewen Bowie

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/9780198803614.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter first explores the ways in which Book 2 resists its characterization by Fornara in 1971 as marked by ‘the utter absence in II of the moral or philosophical element’. It picks out several ... More


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