The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

Author: Carolyn Dewald,John Marincola
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827154
Category: History
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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

Author: Andrew Feldherr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827693
Category: History
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No field of Latin literature has been more transformed over the last couple of decades than that of the Roman historians. Narratology, a new receptiveness to intertextuality, and a re-thinking of the relationship between literature and its political contexts have ensured that the works of historians such as Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus will be read as texts with the same interest and sophistication as they are used as sources. In this book, topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such as Curtius Rufus and Ammianus Marcellinus. A final section focuses on the rich reception history of Roman historiography, from the ancient Greek historians of Rome to the twentieth century. An appendix offers a chronological list of the ancient historians of Rome.

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 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.

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.

Negotiatio Germaniae

Tacitus' Germania und Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Giannantonio Campano, Conrad Celtis und Heinrich Bebel
Author: Christopher B. Krebs
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525252574
Category: History
Page: 284
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Christian-Albrechts-Universit'at, Kiel, 2003.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare

Author: Philip Sabin,Hans van Wees,Michael Whitby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521782740
Category: History
Page: 630
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Second volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of Roman warfare from the Late Republic to Justinian.


Teleology Between Nature and Mind
Author: Luca Illetterati,Francesca Michelini
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110321246
Category: Philosophy
Page: 219
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Since the rise of modern thought and natural science, teleological discourses have been banished as explanatory tools in natural investigations. The various contributions to this volume embrace the task of rethinking natural purposiveness in accordance with natural science. They set out from the issue of whether, and in which form, it is possible to talk of purposes in nature, without resorting to an account requesting some intentional agent. The legitimacy of such a notion as that of internal teleology has been addressed, together with the issue of what the term "internal" properly denotes. It is meant to be an alternative both to the position of those who assume that teleology in biology requires a dimension transcending nature itself and find in teleological language an argument for the Intelligent Designer, and to the stance of those who aim to eliminate teleology from scientific inquiry altogether.


der Dichter der Leidenschaften
Author: Martin Hose
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406572364
Page: 256
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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 his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such as the Trojan War and the fratricidal war around Thebes, for Lucan’s epic formulation of the civil war theme.

The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism

Author: James Warren
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521873479
Category: History
Page: 342
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An introduction to the history of the ancient philosophical school and an account of the areas of its philosophical interest.