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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


Xerxes: A Persian Life

Richard Stoneman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a ... More


The Mythical Origins of the Medes and the Persians

Pietro Vannicelli

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/9780199693979.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the rich set of traditions Herodotus reports about the origins of the Medes and the Persians. It first investigates the traditions regarding Perseus and his descendants, and ... More


Davis, Bragg, and Confederate Command in the West

Steven E. Woodworth

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the fundamental problem behind the confederacy's western woes where Davis failed to find, use, and support a general who could work successfully both with him and with his ... More


Stirring the Sancocho: Dominicanness, Race, and Mixture in Historical Context

Kimberly Eison Simmons

in Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036755
eISBN:
9780813041858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036755.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers the history of immigration to the Dominican Republic with a focus on the state, the census, and categories of mestizaje (processual “race mixture”). Attention is also paid to ... More


4 July 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter introduces the opposing armies, the Army of Tennessee and the Army of the Cumberland, and their respective commanders, Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans. It describes the Army of the ... More


The Army of Tennessee: July 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the Army of Tennessee at the beginning of the Chickamauga Campaign—its composition, organization, strength, and leaders from army to brigade level. It delineates the prior ... More


Vargas Liosa's Appeal to History: Within and Beyond Latin America

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat. The three stories in the novel offer a “total vision” of how Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina's dictatorial regime (16 August 1930–30 May ... More


Necropolitics I: From an “African Horde” to a Modern Country: Trujillo's Body Politic and the Haitian Enemy

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter interprets Trujillo's genocide of Haitian immigrants in 1937 as his binding of a political constituency through the transformation of the Haitians into “life that can be killed” with ... More


Rebonding the Nation: Trujillo's Body Natural and the Sbecularity of Enmity

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the transformation of Trujillo himself into “life that may be killed.” It also explores a democratic female voice that addresses history and the law, and that reveals the law's ... More


A Leonidas for the Golden Age of Superhero Films: The Thermopylae Tradition in 300 (2006)

Eric Ross

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second of two chapters investigating the role of Homeric epic in fabricating golden ages, Ross proposes the current golden age of superhero movies as an effective lens for viewing the modern ... More


Truth, Justice, and the Spartan Way: Freedom and Democracy in Frank Miller’s 300

George A. Kovacs

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores an ideologically-charged nexus between the traditions of the battle of Thermopylae and the American superhero comic. The comics medium is inherently inclusive and democratic. ... More


Onward Christian Soldiers

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Confederacy aims to establish a Christian republic based on chattel slavery, a crusade cast in Old Testament allegiance to tribe, culture and God, justified by using the Biblical Book of Genesis ... More


Kentucky

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg conceived and executed a new direction in Confederate strategy when he launched his Army of the Mississippi into an invasion of Union-held Kentucky. Prompted by a desire to reverse the ... More


Turning Point

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg reached a turning point in his Civil War career after the battle of Stones River. Angered by rumours that his generals had opposed his retreat from Murfreesboro, he intended to fight back ... More


Tullahoma

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Army of Tennessee entered a new phase of its history when it retreated from the Shelbyville-Tullahoma area. A poisonous relationship had developed between Bragg and many of his generals that ... More


Chickamauga

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg was frustrated by a deadly lack of cooperation among his subordinates as Rosecrans crossed the mountains. He conceived a brilliant plan to pounce on one Federal division that was isolated at ... More


Revolt of the Generals

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg staged the biggest showdown of his career when many of his generals revolted against his decision to lay “siege” to Union occupied Chattanooga rather than bypass the stronghold and invade ... More


Cassville

Earl J. Hess

in Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643427
eISBN:
9781469643441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643427.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

At Cassville, the third engagement of the Atlanta campaign, Johnston chose one of his strongest positions. He planted the Army of Tennessee on a high ridge but two of his three corps commanders ... More


Conclusion

Tom Phillips

in Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198745730
eISBN:
9780191808166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745730.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion draws together the book’s main considerations by examining some sympotic citations of Pindar in Athenaeus, as well as Leonidas of Tarentum’s epigram on Pindar. These passages exemplify ... More


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