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Epilogue

Thomas Harrison

in Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253555
eISBN:
9780191715112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253555.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book shows that both Herodotus the pioneer, fully abreast of his age, and Herodotus the ‘last great exponent of the archaic ... More


Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus sought to communicate not only what happened, but also the background of thoughts and perceptions that shaped those events and was also critical to their interpretation in retrospect. This ... More


Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

David Braund and S D Kryzhitskiy (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The study of Olbia has always been set apart through the outstanding results of its excavations and the splendour of individual finds there. This volume focuses on the interaction of the city of ... More


Preliminary Studies: The Supernatural and Causation in Herodotus

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers some aspects of Herodotus. It examines instances in this contemporary author of supernatural causation, moral inheritance within the family, and decision making. It argues that ... More


Inherited Guilt

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter pursues a line of enquiry suggested by the consideration of Herodotus in Chapter 1. It asks whether those unfortunate descendants in tragedy who are punished for the sins of their ... More


The Histories, Plutarch, and reader response

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/9780199231294.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking Plutarch's criticisms in de Malignitate Herodoti as a point of entry into Herodotus' strategies for guiding his readers' response, this chapter argues that Herodotus' reader is motivated to ... More


The Homeric background

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/9780199231294.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' relationship with his major narrative model, Homer, whose techniques Herodotus appropriates and develops. Homer's depiction of motivation supplies a perspective in ... More


Constructions of motives and the historian's persona

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/9780199231294.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' portrayal of characters in the Histories whose inquiries into questions of motivation parallel his own. In discussing the dual persona of the Herodotean narrator, it ... More


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


For better, for worse…: motivation in the Athenian logoi (Books I, V, and VI)

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/9780199231294.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Moving from Plutarch's accusation that Herodotus is too fond of polarizing questions of motivation into better and worse, and emphasizing the latter, this chapter considers cases of alternative ... More


To medize or not to medize…: compulsion and negative motives (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/9780199231294.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reflects upon the opposition between motives and necessity. It considers the effect of looming Persian invasions on the behaviour of the Greeks, contending that Herodotus' narrative ... More


Themistocles: constructions of motivation (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/9780199231294.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' presentation of Themistocles' motives, taking as a test case the general's rhetoric and conduct at Andros (9.109-110) and after. It reconsiders the possibility of ... More


Introduction

DAVID BRAUND

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book was conceived when the British Academy supported a conference in November 2001 in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of the Ukraine. However, the ... More


Herodotus and Olbia1

STEPHANIE WEST

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses Herodotus's account of Olbia. Whilst he was forthcoming about his visit and experiences in the Egyptian Thebes, Herodotus did not claim to see Olbia firsthand. And although he ... More


Narrative and History: Tales of Unrest to Lord Jim

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores Conrad's literary style in the early years of his career, detailing how Conrad balanced his Polish literary and philosophical heritage with his new British cultural environment. ... More


Cleisthenes I: The Constitution

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay focuses on Cleisthenes, whose name has become permanently linked with the constitution under which Athens flourished for nearly 200 years. Modern writers have depicted Cleisthenes as a man ... More


Herodotus and King Cleomenes I of Sparta

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In 1972, Ste. Croix wrote that he knew of no satisfactory discussion of Spartan foreign policy in the reign of Cleomenes (OPW 167 n. 1). This essay, presented as a lecture, set out to fill this gap. ... More


The Helen Logos and Herodotus’ Fingerprint

Irene de Jong

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus' discussion of the Trojan War in Histories 2.112–20 consists mainly of two strands: a historiographical evaluation of his sources, Homer and the Egyptian priests (116–17, 120), and the ... More


The Clearest Example of Thucydides Pindaricus: 5. 49–50. 4. 4, The Olympic Games of 420 bc

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two chapters of Thucydides, which describe the Olympic games of 420 BC. Readers will notice the change of unexpected wealth of narrative detail in these two chapters, a feature ... More


Statements of Method; Causation

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines areas where Thucydides and Pindar take a methodological stand without necessarily and explicitly denouncing rivals or predecesssors: selectivity, moralizing, and causation.


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