The interrelation of speech and action in the histories of Herodotus by Paavo Hohti

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  • Greece

Subjects:

  • Herodotus -- Technique.,
  • History, Ancient -- Historiography.,
  • Rhetoric, Ancient.,
  • Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C. -- Historiography.

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Book details

StatementPaavo Hohti.
SeriesCommentationes humanarum litterarum ;, 57
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP9 .F5 t. 57, PA4007 .F5 t. 57
The Physical Object
Pagination151 p. ;
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4613055M
ISBN 109516530559
LC Control Number77376930

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() ‘ From aristocratic to democratic ideology and back again: the Thrasybulus anecdote in Herodotus' Histories and Aristotle's Politics ’, CP 94, – Forsdyke, S.

() ‘ Athenian democratic ideology and Herodotus' Histories ’, AJP–Cited by: SPEECHES IN HERODOTUS 5–9 Vasiliki Zali, The Shape of Herodotean Rhetoric: A Study of the Speeches in Herodotus’ Histories with Special Attention to Books 5–9. International Studies in the History of Rhetoric, 6.

Leiden and Boston: Brill, Pp. x + Hardback, €/$ ISBN: THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS BOOK I THE FIRST BOOK OF THE HISTORIES, CALLED CLIO This is the Showing forth of the Inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassos, to the end that[1] neither the deeds of men may be forgotten by lapse of time, nor the works[2] great and marvellous, which have been produced some by Hellenes and some by Barbarians, may.

The Histories Herodotus TRANSLATED BY GEORGE RAWLINSON BOOK 1 THESE are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from.

Book III. When the tumult had subsided and more than five days had elapsed, those who had risen against the Magians began to take counsel about the general state, and there were spoken speeches which some of the Hellenes do not believe were really uttered, but spoken they were nevertheless.

On the one hand Otanes urged that they should resign the government into the hands. The Interrelation of Speech and Action in the Histories of Herodotus. [REVIEW] S. Usher & P. Hohti - - Journal of Hellenic Studies Analytics.

In his concern to show that Herodotus’ view about the unknowability of the gods does not make him a skeptic, Harrison even objects to the modern canonical opinion that Herodotus has liberated history from myth, that he distinguishes between mythical and historical time (on the basis of and ), or that Croesus () constitutes a.

SPEECHES IN HERODOTUS' ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF PLATAEA LIESELOTTE SOLMSEN T HE many scenes of direct speech which we find in the first books of Herodotus are largely anecdotal. They are speeches which belong to the novel or the short tale, speeches which stress a striking development or bring out an unusual thought or witticism.

Herodotus was the first writer in the West to conceive the value of creating a record of the recent past. He found a way to co-ordinate the often conflicting data of history, ethnology, and culture. The Historical Method of Herodotus explores the intellectual habits and the literary principles of this pioneer writer of prose.

Donald Lateiner argues, against the perception that Herodotus&# Clio These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds.

According to the Persians best informed in. Herodotus - Volume 9 This is in stark contrast to the preeminent role assigned to Athens by earlier scholars, where it was assumed that Herodotus had a special relationship with Athens: indeed, for Jacoby Herodotus became a historian largely under the stimulus of Periclean Athens; the view was little challenged until Strasburger, H., ‘ Herodot und das perikleische Athen ’, in: id.

Herodotus, explorer of the past: three essays / J.A.S. Evans; De historisch-kritische methode van Herodotus; The histories of Herodotus.

An analysis of the formal structure; Herodotus: an interpretative essay, [by] Charles W. Fornara; The interrelation of speech and action in the histories of Herodotus / Paavo Hohti.

In Book One of The Histories, when Herodotus describes the physical and political atmosphere in Persia, he greatly exaggerates how massively fortified the city of Babylon ing to Herodotus, the city of Babylon had “magnificence greater than all other cities of which we have knowledge.” He claims that bronze gates were erected at the entrance of Babylon, and that.

The first translation of Histories into Latin was made in the fifteenth century, on the initiative of Pope Nicholas V. Cicero ( B.C.) gave Herodotus the title "Father of History" in Laws, saying that "for in history everything is meant to lead to the truth, but in poetry a great deal is intended for pleasure – although in Herodotus, the.

Herodotus (c. – BCE) is often called the “Father of History.” He was not the first person to write a lengthy narrative of past events, but his predecessors – so far as we can ascertain – were primarily annalists, contenting themselves with chronicling a sequence of incidents.

1 To this tradition Herodotus adds, first, an interest in explaining what happened rather than simply. Polymnia Now when tidings of the battle that had been fought at Marathon reached the ears of King Darius, the son of Hystaspes, his anger against the Athenians, which had been already roused by their attack upon Sardis, waxed still fiercer, and he became more than ever eager to lead an army against Greece.

Instantly he sent off messengers to make proclamation through the several states that. ‘Famous’ and ‘Wonderful’ Speech of Socles (),” in E. Irwin and E. Greenwood (eds.), Reading Herodotus: A Study of the Logoi in Book 5 of Herodotus’ Histories (Cambridge ) –, at –, provides a full catalogue of previous scholarly treatments.

HERODOTUS (c. B.C.), Greek historian, called the Father of History, was born at Halicarnassus in Asia Minor, then dependent upon the Persians, in or about the year B.C. Herodotus was thus born a Persian subject, and such he con~ tinued until he was thirty or fiveandthirty years of age.

" Freedom of Speech in Speech Sections in the Histories of Herodotus. " Arctos – Herodot der erste Geschichtscreiber des Abendlandes Freedom in Greek Life and Thought.

Both men have been granted the ‘father of history’ accolade, but chronologically Herodotus must be the winner of the distinction as Thucydides picks up where he leaves off. For those in need of a quick recap, Herodotus was born circa BC into a sophisticated family in the Persian-loyal city-state of Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey).

Herodotus' Histories, book 3: summary and comments by Jona Lendering: Seventh logos: the Persian conquest of Egypt () In the first logos of the third book, Herodotus returns to the beginning of Book Two: Cambyses' expedition to Egypt. After initial successes and the execution of the last pharaoh, Cambyses goes crazy.

From Donald Lateiner's Introduction to The Histories "Herodotus sometimes writes for children and sometimes for philosophers," said the greatest of modern historians, Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,chap note 54).Casual and serious readers alike have loved the first historian, the inventor of history, for his narrative genius and tragi Reviews:   With the dawn of the day of the Battle of Salamis in ch.

83 of Book 8, Herodotus heightens the tone of his language. An unfortunate result of his more elaborately worked writing has been failure to understand his words, and hence much misplaced editorial intervention.(1) In particular, the words at(Unknown Words Omitted) (Unknown Words Omitted), have regularly been.

Herodotus: Xerxes Invades Greece, from The Histories In this section, Herodotus relates the invasion of the Greek mainland by the Persian king Xerxes in B.C. According to this account, what are the differences between the Greeks and the Persians. The book, Herodotus' Histories of course, goes on into Hana's new life, a thin thread of continuity, and the only surviving token of the Patient's life.

Just as there are similarities of structure between Herodotus and The English Patient, there are also similarities of theme. Issues of empire and of nationality, for example, pervade both works.

Herodotus, The Histories A. Godley, Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: book: book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9.

chapter. Early in Book 1 of Herodotus' Histories, Solon speaks to Croesus about the jealousy of the gods and the ephemeral nature of human happiness (). Moreover, the position of Solon's speech. Herodotus, The Histories Aug. 6th, ahorbinski.

in particular his depiction of the character and actions of Themistokles in book 8. Breisach also claims that "both Herodotus and Thucydides knew that truth seen as conformity with the events in the past was a sine qua non of history; it alone separated them from the poets" ( Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c - BC).

He has been called the "Father of History," and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in.

74 quotes from Herodotus: 'He asked, 'Croesus, who told you to attack my land and meet me as an enemy instead of a friend?' The King replied, 'It was caused by your good fate and my bad fate. It was the fault of the Greek gods, who with their arrogance, encouraged me to march onto your lands.

Nobody is mad enough to choose war whilst there is peace. Herodotus' Histories, book 6. summary and comments by Jona Lendering: Seventeenth logos: the end of the Ionian revolt () Book Six opens with the arrival of Histiaeus at Sardes.

He cannot deceive Artaphrenes, who compares him to the maker of a shoe that Aristagoras has put on. Herodotus was the first writer in the West to conceive the value of creating a record of the recent past. He found a way to co-ordinate the often conflicting data of history, ethnology, and culture.

The Historical Method of Herodotus explores the intellectual habits and the Author: Donald Lateiner. Enjoy the best Herodotus Quotes at BrainyQuote.

Quotations by Herodotus, Greek Historian, Born BC. Share with your friends. Histories, by Herodotus, is an ancient Greek text that tells the history of the wars between Greece and aneously, it tells the story of the growth of the Persian Empire.

It is the. Herodotus apparently did not speak any l anguage other than Greek, 8 since he makes reference in the Histories for translators in Egypt and at the Persian court, where there were Greek officials.

9 Herodotus' Histories is a collection of his inquiries and researches instead of "history" as most modern readers would define it.

In Book v. the direct form of speech occurs only in the harangue of Brasidas (v. 9) and the Melian dialogue (85—). ↑ viii. ↑ viii.

↑ The absence of military harangues, too, in Book viii. is sufficiently explained by the absence of any good occasion for them. The sea-fights at Euboea (95) and Cyzicus were hardly such: and the. Apffel thinks that Herodotus, delighting in his "provocatorial" role, deliberately underlines that the debate was Persian and does so to deflate Hellenic hybris Despite Herodotus's own reiteration of the authenticity of the speech of Otanes in The HistoriesApffel is inclined to doubt that democratic sympathies were as advanced in.1.

THE news was brought to Athens, but the Athenians could not believe that the armament 1 had been so completely annihilated, although they had the positive assurances of 2 the very soldiers who 3 had escaped from the scene of action. At last they knew the truth; and then they were furious with the orators who had joined in promoting the expedition —as if they had not voted it themselves 4.Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy.

"Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun Herodotus crowds his fresco-like pages with all shades of humanity.

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