Herodotus and the Persian Wars

Author: John Claughton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6733

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.


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

View: 5791

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.

Greeks and Barbarians

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415939591

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2503

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.

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: 7303

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: 744

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

Early Greek Portraiture

Author: Catherine M. Keesling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107162238

Category: Art

Page: 344

View: 2321

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

View: 8551

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.

Das Marmor Parium (Classic Reprint)

Author: Felix Jacoby

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781390782370

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2681

Excerpt from Das Marmor Parium Wesentlich anders liegt die sache in dem zweiten teile, unserem ir. B. Die paar litterarbistorisehen nachrichten (kallippos ep. 6, Phile men 7, Aristoteles 11, Menandros 14, Sosipbanes der ältere und jüngere, 15. 22) brauchen nicht aus einer besonderen quelle zu stammen. Fiir die politische geschichte Alexanders und seiner nachfolger aber hat der Parier sicherlich ein oder zwei historische darstellungen benutzt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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: 7616

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 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: 2167

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.

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: 3453

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 .

Die Perser

Griechisch und deutsch

Author: Aischylos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110358093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 104

View: 5485


The School of History

Athens in the Age of Socrates

Author: Mark H. Munn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929715

Category: History

Page: 537

View: 2596

History, political philosophy, and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation--the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.e.). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the education and early careers of Plato and Xenophon, among others. The School of History provides the fullest and most detailed intellectual and political history available of Athens during the late fifth century b.c.e., as it examines the background, the context, and the decisive events shaping this society in the throes of war. This expansive, readable narrative ultimately leads to a new understanding of Athenian democratic culture, showing why and how it yielded such extraordinary intellectual productivity. As both a source and a subject, Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War is the central text around which the narrative and thematic issues of the book revolve. Munn re-evaluates the formation of the Greek historiographical tradition itself as he identifies the conditions that prompted Thucydides to write--specifically the historian's desire to guide the Athenian democracy as it struggled to comprehend its future. The School of History fully encompasses recent scholarship in history, literature, and archaeology. Munn's impressive mastery of the huge number of sources and publications informs his substantial contributions to our understanding of this democracy transformed by war. Immersing us fully in the intellectual foment of Athenian society, The School of History traces the history of Athens at the peak of its influence, both as a political and military power in its own time and as a source of intellectual inspiration for the centuries to come. A Main Selection of the History Book Club

Die Araber

eine Geschichte von Unterdrückung und Aufbruch

Author: Eugene L. Rogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549074251

Category: Arab countries

Page: 735

View: 7555

Die arabische Revolution wird, wenn sie Erfolg hat, ein ähnlich epochales Ereignis sein wie die friedliche Revolution von 1989 in Osteuropa. Mehr als 200 Millionen Araber zwischen Persischem Golf und Atlantik sind dabei, das Joch jahrzehntelanger despotischer Regime abzuschütteln und Anschluss zu finden an die freiheitliche, moderne Welt des Westens. Eugene Rogan, einer der besten Kenner der arabischen Welt, bietet mit seiner großen Geschichte der Araber eine exzellente Grundlage zum Verständnis der aktuellen Ereignisse in Ägypten, Syrien, Tunesien oder Libyen. Rogans Darstellung beginnt mit der Eroberung der arabischen Welt durch das Osmanische Reich zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts und führt bis zum revolutionären Aufbruch unserer Tage. Es ist eine lange Geschichte der Unterdrückung und Ausbeutung, die Rogan eindringlich zu erzählen weiß. Aber auch die reiche Kultur dieser Länder und die vielen kaum bekannten Versuche der arabischen Völker in der Vergangenheit, sich gegen ihre Unterdrücker aufzulehnen und Freiheit und Wohlstand zu erlangen, werden anhand einer Fülle faszinierender Originalquellen anschaulich dargestellt.

Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians

archaeology and identity in Iron Age Europe

Author: Peter S. Wells

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9780715630365

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1308

Peter Wells uses patterns of identity revealed in the archaeology to interpret the commentaries of Greek and Roman authors who conveyed their own perceptions of these non-literate groups.

Alexander the Great

The Anabasis and the Indica

Author: Arrian,,Martin Hammond,John Atkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199587248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 9220

Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index.