Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)

Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)

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Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History, first published in 1982, examines the themes and preoccupations which form the basis for Herodotusa€™ style of history. The Athenian nobility, important protagonists in the context of what we know of his sources; the human and divine forces, which Herodotus understood as influencing the course of history; and the concepts of character and motivation are all discussed. Herodotusa€™ treatment of religious belief and oracles, politics and war, and his portrayal of certain prominent individuals are specifically investigated. The final chapter situates Herodotus in his historical context. John Harta€™s lucid, well-informed and lively discussion of Herodotus will be value to A-level candidates, school teachers, undergraduates, lecturers and curious non-classicists alike.Many questions suggest themselves, but rather fewer answers. Miltiadesmay havehad no effective choice; Darius entered Europe over theBosporus bridge atByzantium, but recrossed byship ofMiltiadesAl domain. 74 Again, from Sestos intheanbsp;...

Title:Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)
Author: John Hart
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-04-08

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