4. Auflage 2014 (Nachdruck der dritten, verbesserten und erweiterten Aufl. 2011)

Author: Reinhold Bichler,Robert Rollinger

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 3487146614

Category: History

Page: 224

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Herodot (5.Jh. v. Chr.) gilt als der Schöpfer des ersten zusammenhängenden Geschichtswerkes. In den neun Büchern seiner „Historien“ zeichnet Herodot nicht nur ein umfassendes Bild der Völker der Oikumene und ihrer Nachbargebiete, sondern schildert auch die Geschichte und das Scheitern der ‘großen’ Eroberer, beispielsweise Kroisos, Dareios oder Xerxes. Als Hintergrund dieser Betrachtungen dienen Herodot die Geschehnisse der Perserkriege. Der vorliegende Band bietet im ersten Teil einen ausführlichen Einblick in den Aufbau von Herodots Werk. Seine 'historisch-politische Erdkunde' wird dabei ebenso betrachtet wie die Schilderungen der einzelnen Völker und Herodots Umgang mit dem Gegensatz von 'Wildheit und Zivilisation'. Im zweiten Teil wird die Überlieferungs- und Forschungsgeschichte zu Herodots Werk von der Antike bis ins 20. Jahrhundert dargestellt. Eine ausführliche Bibliographie und ein Register runden das Werk ab. Herodotus (5th century B.C.) is considered to be the first author of a cohesive historical narrative. In the nine books of his Histories he not only draws a comprehensive picture of the peoples of the Oikumene and neighbouring lands but also depicts the history and fall of the “great” conquerors such as Croesus, Darius and Xerxes. The Persian Wars formed the context for Herodotus’s description of these events. The first part of this volume gives a comprehensive insight into the structure of Herodotus’s work. His “historical and political geography” is examined alongside his depictions of different peoples and his treatment of the contrast between “barbarity and civilisation”. The second part describes the history of the transmission and study of Herodotus from classical times to the 20th century. An extensive bibliography and an index complete the work.

Herodotus and the Persian Wars

Author: John Claughton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 952

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Herodotus, writing in the second half of the 5th century BC, is the first historian of western civilisation. His narrative tells of the expansion of the Persian Empire in the 6th and 5th centuries BC and the wars between Greece and Persia in 490 and 480 BC. Some of the most famous battles of history, Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, are dramatically described in his work. His purpose is to explain why the wars happened and his sophisticated and complex answer encompasses the relation of gods to men, the nature of different peoples and the character of individuals.

Literatur und Religion, 2

Wege zu einer mythisch-rituellen Poetik bei den Griechen

Author: Anton Bierl,Rebecca Lämmle,Katharina Wesselmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110926377

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 3594

The series MythosEikonPoiesis begins with the publication of contributions to an international conference held at Castelen-Augst near Basle. The conference laid new foundations in examining the interdependence of myth, ritual and Greek literature in many different genres (Homeric epic, lyric poetry, Presocratic and Platonic philosophy, tragedy, comedy, satyr plays, historiography, Hellenistic poetry, and the novel) with regard to their textual structure and poetics. Working in interdisciplinary cooperation, some participants also direct their attention towards Egypt, the Near East, Rome, and to the reception of these poetological principles in modern literature.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

Author: John Marincola

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

View: 8822

This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history

Greeks and Barbarians

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415939591

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 9249

Greeks and Barbarians examines ancient Greek conceptions of the "other." The attitudes of Greeks to foreigners and there religions, and cultures, and politics reveals as much about the Greeks as it does the world they inhabited. Despite occasional interest in particular aspects of foreign customs, the Greeks were largely hostile and dismissive viewing foreigners as at best inferior, but more often as candidates for conquest and enslavement.

The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean

Commemoration in Literature, Folk-Song, and Liturgy

Author: Mary R. Bachvarova,Dorota Dutsch,Ann Suter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316483169

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1850

A body of theory has developed about the role and function of memory in creating and maintaining cultural identity. Yet there has been no consideration of the rich Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of laments for fallen cities in commemorating or resolving communal trauma. This volume offers new insights into the trope of the fallen city in folk-song and a variety of literary genres. These commemorations reveal memories modified by diverse agendas, and contains narrative structures and motifs that show the meaning of memory-making about fallen cities. Opening a new avenue of research into the Mediterranean genre of city lament, this book examines references to, or re-workings of, otherwise lost texts or ways of commemorating fallen cities in the extant texts, and with greater emphasis than usual on the point of view of the victors.

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199545561

Category: History

Page: 1592

View: 8028

Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this established dictionary offers entries on all aspects of the classical world. With reception and anthropology as new focus areas and numerous new entries, it is an essential reference work for students, scholars, and teachers of classics and for anyone with an interest in the classical era.

Religion and the Politics of Peace and Conflict

Author: Linda Hogan,Dylan Lehrke

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878235

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 1888

The connections between religion and violence are complex and multifaceted. From the conflicts in Middle East and the Balkans to those in Southeast Asia and beyond, religion frames and legitimates political violence. Moreover, in international relations since 9/11, religious language and metaphors have acquired a new significance. In this context the emerging consensus appears to be not only that violence is intrinsic to religion, but also that religions incite, legitimate, and intensify political violence. However, such an unambiguous indictment of religions is incomplete in that it fails both to appreciate significant counter examples and to recognize the diversity that exists within religions on the issue of violence, particularly the religious roots of pacifism and the ethics of non-violence. This collection explores aspects of this ambivalence between religion and violence. It focuses on traditions of legitimation and pacifism within the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and concludes with an examination of this ambivalence as it unfolds in each tradition's engagement with the politics of gender.

Early Greek Portraiture

Author: Catherine M. Keesling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107162238

Category: Art

Page: 344

View: 5009

This book lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece.

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900429984X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond examines the reception and cultural transmission of Herodotus' Histories, one of the most controversial and influential texts to have survived from Classical Antiquity, from ancient up to modern times.

The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece

Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Kurt Raaflaub,Raaflaub, Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226701011

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 4276

Although there is constant conflict over its meanings and limits, political freedom itself is considered a fundamental and universal value throughout the modern world. For most of human history, however, this was not the case. In this book, Kurt Raaflaub asks the essential question: when, why, and under what circumstances did the concept of freedom originate? To find out, Raaflaub analyses ancient Greek texts from Homer to Thucydides in their social and political contexts. Archaic Greece, he concludes, had little use for the idea of political freedom; the concept arose instead during the great confrontation between Greeks and Persians in the early fifth century BCE. Raaflaub then examines the relationship of freedom with other concepts, such as equality, citizenship, and law, and pursues subsequent uses of the idea—often, paradoxically, as a tool of domination, propaganda, and ideology. Raaflaub's book thus illuminates both the history of ancient Greek society and the evolution of one of humankind's most important values, and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the conceptual fabric that still shapes our world views.

The Children of Herodotus

Greek and Roman Historiography and Related Genres

Author: Jakub Pigoń

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: History

Page: 404

View: 5143

This book consists of 22 papers originally presented during the conference on ancient historical writing held in May 2007 in WrocÅaw, Poland. The authors are classical historians and philologists from academic institutions in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The collection responds to a growing interest among classical scholars in historiography and such related genres as ethnography and biography. The focus of the volume is, on the one hand, on the ancient historians' methods of approaching the external world, especially a non-Greek (or non-Roman) world, and, on the other, on the political dimension of historical writing, especially of Roman imperial historiography. There are also papers devoted to pointing and defining links between historiography and other literary genres such as epic or novel. Much attention is given to classical Greek historiography (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon), but other authors and periods are also discussed. The book is addressed to classical scholars, historians of historiography and anyone interested in ancient world. With a view to a non-specialist reader, all Greek and most Latin quotations are translated.

Deiokes, König der Meder

eine Herodot-Episode in ihren Kontexten

Author: Mischa Meier,Barbara Patzek,Uwe Walter,Josef Wiesehofer

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515085854

Category: History

Page: 99

View: 9726

Herodots Schilderung von Deiokes' Aufstieg zum K�nig (1,96-1,101,1) l��t sich auf verschiedene Weisen lesen: als Quelle fuer die altorientalische Geschichte und ihre Deutung durch einen Griechen, als genuin historiographischer Text am Anfang der Gattungsbildung und als Beitrag zu einem politischen Diskurs. Die hier vorgelegten, einander erg�nzenden und aufeinander abgestimmten Interpretationen verstehen sich als Muster fuer einen kuenftigen intra- und interdisziplin�ren Kommentar zum Werk des Geschichtsschreibers zwischen Ost und West. Aus dem Inhalt Herodot, 1,96-1,101,1: Text und �bersetzung Josef Wieseh�fer: Daiukku, Deiokes und die medische Reichsbildung Mischa Meier: Die Deiokes-Episode im Werk Herodots. �berlegungen zu den Entstehungsbedingungen griechischer Geschichtsschreibung Barbara Patzek: Die Deiokes-Erz�hlung im Rahmen der Persergeschichten Herodots: eine konsequente Reihe historisch-erz�hlerischer Sinngebungen? Uwe Walter: �Da sah er das Volk ganz in seiner Hand.� Deiokes und die Entstehung monarchischer Herrschaft im Geschichtswerk Herodots .