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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


Xerxes: motivation and explanation (Books VII–IX)

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/9780199231294.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the interaction of ascriptions of motivation with wider patterns of explanation for Xerxes' failure, illustrating how, for example, specific attributions of motive—particularly ... More


Persian Success: Conquest and Kingship, 525–518

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Thanks to Egyptian political discord, Persian conquest of Egypt, undertaken by Cambyses, was surprisingly easy. But the Persians were well aware of the need to hold on to Egypt and the difficulties ... More


Love and Death: Psenese, Tsenhor, Ruru, and Peteamunhotep, 530–517 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Somewhere between 530 and 526 BCE Tsenhor’s second-husband-to-be, Psenese, received his share of the parental inheritance, which probably means that he was to start his own household. Excursus on the ... More


The Persians and the Greek Wars

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After a brief introduction, in which some attention is paid to Persian peculiarities, the rule of subsequent Achaemenid kings is related. The reigns of Cyrus II the Great, Cambyses II, Darius I the ... More


God's Chosen

in Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481968
eISBN:
9780226481913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481913.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter evaluates the relation of deity and virtue on political power's claim for itself. Achaemenian kingship managed to include in its sustaining ideology both dynastic and charismatic ... More


Dogs That Do Not (Always) Bark: Herodotus on Persian Egypt

Christopher Tuplin

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/9780198803614.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter collects and discusses the historical information provided by Herodotus about Egypt between the Persian conquest and his own time. Egypt attracts more post-conquest attention than Lydia ... More


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