Download e-book for iPad: Brill's Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity by Leventis Postdoctoral Fellow Jessica Priestley, Vasiliki

By Leventis Postdoctoral Fellow Jessica Priestley, Vasiliki Zali

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ISBN-13: 9789004272293

Brill's better half to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and past deals new insights at the reception and cultural transmission of 1 of the main arguable and influential texts to have survived from Classical Antiquity. Herodotus’ Histories has been followed, tailored, imitated, contested, renowned and criticized throughout various genres, old classes, and geographical barriers. This significant other, edited via Jessica Priestley and Vasiliki Zali, examines the reception of Herodotus in more than a few cultural contexts, from the 5th century BC to the 20th century advert. The essays think of key issues corresponding to Herodotus' position within the Western historiographical culture, translation of and scholarly engagement with the Histories, and using the Histories as a version for describing and examining cultural and geographical fabric.

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21 Cf. 4. 22 In the late 19th and in the first half of the 20th century it was de rigueur to claim that Thucydides found his worthy public only in modern times. 24 However, the opposition itself is still valid and striking enough as regards Thucydides’ attitude towards his predecessor(s) and Thucydides’ idea of the prospective public of the History. 25 Here, the contrast with the intellectual achievement, and intellectual practice as far as we can judge it, of Thucydides, could not be more profound.

In Hell. 1). Herodotus in Thucydides: A Hypothesis 33 late biographers of Thucydides in antiquity. Still, the fact remains that he left his treasured opus vitae unfinished and, at least partly, unrevised. To conclude on a more optimistic note, I would say that Thucydides rather tried to create his audience than to react to the tastes and needs of his real readers. And this would be the ultimate tribute he paid to Herodotus, whose monumental intellectual model made this task worth undertaking. 3 In this chapter I attempt to prise the door open a little wider, and paint a more complex picture than so far allowed, by looking at the engagement of Thucydides and Xenophon with Herodotus through the lens of the latter’s subject matter, the Persian Wars.

89–118) that the Persian Wars provide the explanation to the start of the Peloponnesian War: they forced Athens to become a 11 Just as Plutarch does, discussed by Marincola in this volume. 12 And also Simonides, who in his Ode to Plataea links closely the Persian Wars with the panhellenic enterprise of the Trojan War. 13 Cf. , Fornara (1971a)). 14 See Rood (1999) 149–52. 38 Zali naval power which kept growing steadily to the point that it caused the fear of Sparta. 16 But Herodotus’ narrative is the basis on which Thucydides builds his own narrative.

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