The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

Author: Carolyn Dewald,John Marincola
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827154
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Herodotus' Histories is the first major surviving prose work from antiquity. Its range of interests is immense, covering the whole of the known world and much beyond, and it culminates in a detailed account of the Persian Wars of the early fifth century BC. Moreover, research has shown that Herodotus is a sophisticated and at times even ironic narrator, and a pioneer and serious practitioner of historical research at a time when the Greeks' traditions about their past were still the fluid transmissions and memories of a largely oral society. This Companion provides a series of accessible chapters, written by distinguished scholars, illuminating many aspects of Herodotus' work: his skill in language and his narrative art; his intellectual preconceptions; his working methods and techniques; his attitude towards nature and the gods; his attitude towards foreign cultures and peoples; and his view of human life and human history.

Gastrosophical Turn

Essen zwischen Medizin und Öffentlichkeit
Author: Michael Nagenborg,Andreas Andreas Schulz-Buchta,Franz Peschke,Christian Hoffstadt
Publisher: projekt verlag
ISBN: 3897333082
Page: N.A
View: 1864

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Herodotus: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199802869
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 50
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon

Author: Michael A. Flower
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107050065
Category: History
Page: 544
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This Companion, the first dedicated to the philosopher and historian Xenophon of Athens, gives readers a sense of why he has held such a prominent place in literary and political culture from antiquity to the present and has been a favourite author of individuals as diverse as Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, and Leo Tolstoy. It also sets out the major problems and issues that are at stake in the study of his writings, while simultaneously pointing the way forward to newer methodologies, issues, and questions. Although Xenophon's historical, philosophical, and technical works are usually studied in isolation because they belong to different modern genres, the emphasis here is on themes that cut across his large and varied body of writings. This volume is accessible to students and general readers, including those previously unfamiliar with Xenophon, and will also be of interest to scholars in various fields.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

Author: Ann Ward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043448
Category: Political Science
Page: 604
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This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world. It provides a range of interpretations and integrates theoretical and practical aspects of federalism studies more fully than is usually the case. The volume identifies and examines nascent conceptions of the federal idea in ancient and medieval history and political thought before considering the roots of modern federalism in the ideas of a number of important European political theorists of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The contributors focus on the development and institutionalization of the principle of federalism in the American Republic and examine the historical development and central policy debates surrounding European federalism. The final sections investigate contemporary debates about theories of federalism and regional experiences of federalism in a global context including Africa, India, Australia, the Middle East, and North and South America. The scope and range of this volume is unparalleled; it will provide the reader with a firm understanding of federalism as issues of federalism promise to play an ever more important role in shaping our world.

Brill's Companion to Herodotus

Author: Egbert J. Bakker,Irene Jong,Hans Van Wees
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004169661
Category: History
Page: 652
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Herodotus' outstanding achievements as a literary figure, intellectual, historian and ethnographer have in recent years come to be appreciated with much greater depth and subtlety. This Companion offers an up-to-date and in-depth overview of current approaches to Herodotus' remarkable work.

Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Identities and Transformations
Author: Jan Bremmer
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748642897
Category: Religion
Page: 552
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This collection offers a fresh look at the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. Bremmer and Erskine bring together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The Gods of Ancient Greece looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity and presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.

Krieg und Bürgerkrieg bei Lucan und in der griechischen Literatur

Studien zur Rezeption der attischen Tragödie und der hellenistischen Dichtung im "Bellum civile"
Author: Annemarie Ambühl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110390361
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 496
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In seinem Bürgerkriegsepos fiktionalisiert Lucan den historischen Stoff in einer intensiven literarischen Auseinandersetzung mit seinen Vorgängern, die bisher meist anhand seines Verhältnisses zur Geschichtsschreibung und zur römischen Epik untersucht worden ist. Die vorliegende Studie schließt eine Lücke der Lucan-Forschung, indem sie den Blick über die Sprach- und Gattungsgrenzen hinweg auf die Rezeption der griechischen Literatur richtet, insbesondere der attischen Tragödie und der hellenistischen Dichtung. Am Beispiel ausgewählter Passagen wird die Bedeutung von mythisch-literarischen Modellen wie dem Troianischen Krieg und dem Bruderkrieg um Theben für Lucans epische Gestaltung des Bürgerkriegsthemas aufgezeigt. Mittels intertextueller und narratologischer Analysen wird die Adaptation und Transformation der griechischen Prätexte untersucht, die im Bellum civile sowohl direkt als auch in der Vermittlung über lateinische Texte, etwa die Tragödien Senecas, rezipiert sind. Dabei soll auch der Frage nachgegangen werden, in welcher Weise in unterschiedlichen historischen und gesellschaftlichen Kontexten der antiken Kultur Kriegs- und Bürgerkriegserfahrungen im Medium des Mythos und der Dichtung gespiegelt werden.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030848
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1184
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Herodotus and the Philosophy of Empire

Author: Ann Ward
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 248
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Examines the political philosophy in Herodotus' Histories with relation to both Athenian democracy and the empires of Egypt and Persia.

The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece

Author: H. A. Shapiro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826999
Category: History
Page: 303
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The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece provides a wide-ranging synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece, from the Age of Homer in the late eighth century to the Persian Wars of 490–480 BC. In ten clearly written and succinct chapters, leading scholars from around the English-speaking world treat all aspects of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and military history to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visual arts. Archaic Greece was an age of experimentation and intellectual ferment that laid the foundations for much of Western thought and culture. Individual Greek city-states rose to great power and wealth, and after a long period of isolation, many cities sent out colonies that spread Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean world. This Companion offers a vivid and fully documented account of this critical stage in the history of the West.

Gestaltung Und Funktion Der Reden Bei Herodit Und Thukydides/ the Composition and Function of Speeches in Herodutus and Thucydides

Author: Carlo Scardino
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110195118
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 858
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Das Vorkommen weitgehend erfundener direkter Reden ist f8r moderne Leser das wohl auff+lligste Merkmal antiker Geschichtsschreibung. Die Untersuchung der rhetorischen Gestalt und der inhaltlichen Motive der Reden bei Herodot und Thukydides erlaubt es dem Autor, zum ersten Mal systematisch Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede in der Verwendung dieses pr+genden Mittels bei den beiden Historikern darzulegen und einen Vergleich mit den Darstellungsm_glichkeiten moderner Geschichtswerke anzustellen.

Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras

Author: John Marincola
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654666
Category: History
Page: 352
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This volume in The Edinburgh Leventis Studies series collects the papers presented at the sixth A. G. Leventis conference, It engages with new research and new approaches to the Greek past, and brings the fruits of that research to a wider audience.

Perceptions of Iran

History, Myths and Nationalism from Medieval Persia to the Islamic Republic
Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848858302
Category: History
Page: 288
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From the Sasanian to the Safavid Empire, and from Qajar Iran to the current Islamic Republic, the history of Iran is one which has been colored by a rich tradition of myths and narratives and shaped by its wealth of philosophers, cultural theorists and political thinkers. Perceptions of Iran dissects the construction of Iranian identity, to reveal how nationalism has been continually re-formulated and how self-perceptions have been carried by Iran's literary past, in particular the mystical love poetry of Rumi, Sa'adi and Hafez. It traces a long history of encounters with the Western world and tracks Iranian thought from Herodotus' representation of Cyrus to the Constitutional Movement of the early twentieth century. This book ties together the diverse threads of Iranian intellectual activity that have underpinned social and political movements, spanning Kermani's writing on ancient Persian history and liberal nationalism, through to the strident anti-Westernism of figures such as Sayed Jamal Al-Afghani and Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600
Author: Andrew Feldherr,Grant Hardy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191036781
Category: History
Page: 672
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The Oxford History of Historical Writing is a five-volume series that explores representations of the past from the beginnings of writing to the present day and from all over the world. Volume I offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from their origins until c. AD 600. It provides both an authoritative survey of the field and an unrivalled opportunity to make cross-cultural comparisons.


A Critique of Christianity
Author: Gil Anidjar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537255
Category: Religion
Page: 560
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Blood, according to Gil Anidjar, maps the singular history of Christianity. As a category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law. Engaging with a variety of sources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of blood in philosophy and medicine, law and literature, and economic and political thought from ancient Greece to medieval Spain, from the Bible to Shakespeare and Melville. The prevalence of blood in the social, juridical, and political organization of the modern West signals that we do not live in a secular age into which religion could return. Flowing across multiple boundaries, infusing them with violent precepts that we must address, blood undoes the presumed oppositions between religion and politics, economy and theology, and kinship and race. It demonstrates that what we think of as modern is in fact imbued with Christianity. Christianity, Blood fiercely argues, must be reconsidered beyond the boundaries of religion alone.