Herodotus narrator scientist historian

This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border ...

Author: Ewen Bowie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110583557

Category: Literary Criticism

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Recently the importance for Herodotus' work of contemporary medical and sophistic thought and techniques of argument has been widely recognised, as long had been his dependence on and difference from earlier geographical and ethnographic writing. This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border on myth to the structuring of narrative by highlighting the life of objects, and addresses such fundamental issues as how he chooses between competing explanations and how far he valued truth. The book tackles many of the basic issues that confront any attempt to understand Herodotus' work.
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Herodotus narrator scientist historian

The book's focus remains that of the projected conference: Herodotus: narrator scientist historian. Its papers explore, from different angles and employing ...

Author: Ewen Bowie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110582109

Category: Literary Criticism

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Recently the importance for Herodotus' work of contemporary medical and sophistic thought and techniques of argument has been widely recognised, as long had been his dependence on and difference from earlier geographical and ethnographic writing. This volume focuses on the place of these interests in his investigatory techniques and sets them alongside his many narrative skills, from superficially traditonal battle narrative and reworking of Greek or non-Greek traditions that border on myth to the structuring of narrative by highlighting the life of objects, and addresses such fundamental issues as how he chooses between competing explanations and how far he valued truth. The book tackles many of the basic issues that confront any attempt to understand Herodotus' work.
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Ethnicity and Identity in Herodotus

“ἱστορέειν and θωμάζειν: scientificterms and signs of unity in Herodotus' 'Histories'.” in Bowie, E., ed., HerodotusNarrator, Scientist, Historian.

Author: Thomas Figueira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351805582

Category: History

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Herodotus is the epochal authority who inaugurated the European and Western consciousness of collective identity, whether in an awareness of other societies and of the nature of cultural variation itself or in the fashioning of Greek self-awareness – and necessarily that of later civilizations influenced by the ancient Greeks – which was perpetually in dialogue and tension with other ways of living in groups. In this book, 14 contributors explore ethnicity – the very self-understanding of belonging to a separate body of human beings – and how it evolves and consolidates (or ethnogenesis). This inquiry is focussed through the lens of Herodotus as our earliest master of ethnography, in this instance not only as the stylized portrayal of other societies, but also as an exegesis on how ethnocultural differentiation may affect the lives, and even the very existence, of one’s own people. Ethnicity and Identity in Herodotus is one facet of a project that intends to bring Portuguese and English-speaking scholars of antiquity into closer cooperation. It has united a cross-section of North American classicists with a distinguished cohort of Portuguese and Brazilian experts on Greek literature and history writing in English.
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Interpreting Herodotus

Herodotus: Narrator Scientist Historian (Berlin), 157–73. Grote, G. (1846–56) A History of Greece from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation ...

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192525529

Category: History

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Charles W. Fornara's Herodotus: An Interpretative Essay (Oxford, 1971) was a landmark publication in the study of the great Greek historian. Well-known in particular for its main thesis that the Histories should be read against the background of the Atheno-Peloponnesian Wars during which it was written, its insight and penetrating discussion extend to a range of other issues, from the relative unity of Herodotus' work and the relationship between his ethnographies and historical narrative, to the themes and motifs that criss-cross the Histories and how 'history became moral and Herodotus didactic'. Interpreting Herodotus brings together a team of leading Herodotean scholars to look afresh at the themes of Fornara's seminal Essay in the light of the explosion of scholarship on the Histories in the intervening years, focusing particularly on how we can interpret Herodotus' work in terms of the context in which he wrote. What does it mean to talk of the unity of the Histories, or Herodotus' 'moral' purpose? How can we reconstruct the context in which the Histories were written and published? And in what sense might the Histories constitute a 'warning' for his own, or for subsequent, generations? In developing and interrogating Fornara's influential ideas for a new generation of scholars, the volume not only asserts their enduring value to scholarship, but also offers a wealth of insights and new perspectives on the 'Father of History' that attests to the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary engagement with Herodotus.
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Early Greek Ethics

... Herodotus ' Histories 3.38 : Nomos , King of All , and Pindaric poetics , ” in E. Bowie , ed . , HerodotusNarrator , scientist , historian ( Berlin ...

Author: David Conan Wolfsdorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191076411

Category: Philosophy

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Early Greek Ethics is devoted to Greek philosophical ethics in its formative period, from the last decades of the sixth century BCE to the beginning of the fourth century BCE. It begins with the inception of Greek philosophical ethics and ends immediately before the composition of Plato's and Aristotle's mature ethical works Republic and Nicomachean Ethics. The ancient contributors include Presocratics such as Heraclitus, Democritus, and figures of the early Pythagorean tradition such as Empedocles and Archytas of Tarentum, who have previously been studied principally for their metaphysical, cosmological, and natural philosophical ideas. Socrates and his lesser known associates such as Antisthenes of Athens and Aristippus of Cyrene also feature, as well as sophists such as Gorgias of Leontini, Antiphon of Athens, and Prodicus of Ceos, and anonymous texts such as the Pythagorean Acusmata, Dissoi Logoi, Anonymus Iamblichi, and On Law and Justice. In addition to chapters on these individuals and texts, the volume explores select fields and topics especially influential to ethical philosophical thought in the formative period and later, such as early Greek medicine, music, friendship, justice and the afterlife, and early Greek ethnography. Consisting of thirty chapters composed by an international team of leading philosophers and classicists, Early Greek Ethics is the first volume in any language devoted to philosophical ethics in the formative period.
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More than Homer Knew Studies on Homer and His Ancient Commentators

235–241, “Herodotus on Health and Disease”, HerodotusNarrator, Scientist, Historian, E. Bowie (ed.), Berlin/Boston 2018, pp.

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695823

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book contains a collection of twenty-one essays in honour of Professor Franco Montanari by eminent specialists on Homer, ancient Homeric scholarship, and the reception of the Homeric Epics in both ancient and modern times. It covers a wide range of important subjects, including neoanalysis and oral poetry, the Doloneia, the Homeric scholia, the theoretical premises of Aristarchean scholarship, and Homer in Sappho, Pindar, Comedy, Plato, and Hellenistic Poetry. As a whole, the contributions demonstrate the vitality of modern scholarship on Homeric poetry.
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The Discourse of Kingship in Classical Greece

Ancient Egypt: A Social History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 71–182. ... HerodotusNarrator, Scientist, Historian (Trends in Classics ...

Author: Carol Atack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557125

Category: History

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This book examines how ancient authors explored ideas of kingship as a political role fundamental to the construction of civic unity, the use of kingship stories to explain the past and present unity of the polis and the distinctive function or status attributed to kings in such accounts. It explores the notion of kingship offered by historians such as Herodotus, as well as dramatists writing for the Athenian stage, paying particular attention to dramatic depictions of the unique capabilities of Theseus in uniting the city in the figure of the ‘democratic king’. It also discusses kingship in Greek philosophy: the Socratics’ identification of an ‘art of kingship’, and Xenophon and Isocrates’ model of ‘virtue monarchy’. In turn, these allow a rereading of explorations of kingship and excellence in Plato’s later political thought, seen as a critique of these models, and also in Aristotle’s account of total kingship or pambasileia, treated here as a counterfactual device developed to explore the epistemic benefits of democracy. This book offers a fascinating insight into the institution of monarchy in classical Greek thought and society, both for those working on Greek philosophy and politics, and also for students of the history of political thought.
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The Violent Hero

Herodotus: Narrator, Scientist, Historian . Trends in Classics. Berlin : De Gruyter. 37–58 . Kirk , G. S. 1974. The Nature of Greek Myths.

Author: Katherine Lu Hsu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153738

Category: Religion

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This book uses the mythological hero Heracles as a lens for investigating the nature of heroic violence in Archaic and Classical Greek literature, from Homer through to Aristophanes. Heracles was famous for his great victories as much as for his notorious failures. Driving each of these acts is his heroic violence, an ambivalent force that can offer communal protection as well as cause grievous harm. Drawing on evidence from epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, and comedy, this work illuminates the strategies used to justify and deflate the threatening aspects of violence. The mixed results of these strategies also demonstrate how the figure of Heracles inherently – and stubbornly – resists reform. The diverse character of Heracles' violent acts reveals an enduring tension in understanding violence: is violence a negative individual trait, that is to say the manifestation of an internal state of hostility? Or is it one specific means to a preconceived end, rather like an instrument whose employment may or may not be justified? Katherine Lu Hsu explores these evolving attitudes towards individual violence in the ancient Greek world while also shedding light on timeless debates about the nature of violence itself.
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The Invention of Medicine

'Herodotus on Health and Disease', in E. Bowie, ed., Herodotus: Narrator, Scientist and Historian (Boston) 175–96. Devereux, G. 1970.

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241277065

Category: History

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Medicine is one of the great fields of achievement of the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates is celebrated worldwide as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath is admired throughout the medical profession as a founding statement of ethics and ideals. In the fifth century BC, Greeks even wrote of medicine as a newly discovered craft they had invented. Robin Lane Fox's remarkable book puts their invention of medicine in a wider context, from the epic poems of Homer to the first doctors known to have been active in the Greek world. He examines what we do and do not know about Hippocrates and his Oath and the many writings that survive under his name. He then focuses on seven core texts which give the case histories of named individuals, showing that books 1 and 3 belong far earlier than previously recognised. Their re-dating has important consequences for the medical awareness of the great Greek dramatists and the historians Herodotus and Thucydides. Robin Lane Fox pieces together the doctor's thinking from his terse observations and relates it in a new way to the history of Greek prose and ideas. This original and compelling book opens windows onto many other aspects of the classical world, from women's medicine to street-life, empire, art, sport, sex and even botany. It fills a dark decade in a new way and carries readers along an extraordinary journey form Homer's epics to the grateful heirs of the Greek case histories, first in the Islamic world and then in early modern Europe.
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Brill s Companion to Theocritus

... edited a collection entitled Herodotus. Narrator, scientist, historian (de Gruyter 2018), and co-edited Archaic and Classical Choral Song (de Gruyter ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004466715

Category: Literary Criticism

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Brill's Companion to Theocritus offers an up-to-date guide to a thorough understanding of Theocritus’ literary output. Exploring his corpus from a variety of novel perspectives, it presents a detailed account of the intricacy of Theocritus’ poetic art.
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Sophocles Oedipus the King

... Occasion of his 65th Birthday (Berlin and New York). Bowie, E. L. (forthcoming) (ed.) Herodotus. Narrator, Scientist, Historian (Trends 634 BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Author: P. J. Finglass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108321709

Category: History

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For centuries the myth of Oedipus, the man who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, has exerted a powerful hold on the human imagination; but no retelling of that myth has ever come close, in passion, drama, and menace to the one that we find in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. This new full-scale edition of that classic play - the first in any language since 1883 - offers a freshly constituted text based on consultation of manuscripts ancient and mediaeval. The introduction explores the play's dating and production, its creative engagement with pre-Sophoclean versions, its major themes, and its reception during antiquity. The commentary offers a detailed analysis, line by line and scene by scene, of the play's language, staging, and dramatic impact. The translation incorporated into the commentary ensures that the book will be accessible to all readers interested in what is arguably the greatest Greek tragedy of all.
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The History

Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past.

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226327752

Category: History

Page: 710

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David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy. "Reading Herodotus in English has never been so much fun. . . . Herodotus crowds his fresco-like pages with all shades of humanity. Whether Herodotus's view is 'tragic,' mythical, or merely common sense, it provided him with a moral salt with which the diversity of mankind could be savored. And savor it we do in David Grene's translation."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor "Grene's work is a monument to what translation intends, and to what it is hungry to accomplish. . . . Herodotus gives more sheer pleasure than almost any other writer."—Peter Levi, New York Times Book Review
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Popular Lectures on Science and Art

Herodotus's Ancient History : The Ancient History of Herodotus ... the “ Father of History Herodotus was a conscientioue narrator of what he saw and heard ...

Author: Dionysius Lardner

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ISBN: UOM:39015077853334

Category: Science

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A History of Greek Literature

SOURCES OF HERODOTUS ' NARRATION - CRITICISMS OF CTESIAS . 521 statements that zoology became a science . In the same way by amassing idle reports Herodotus ...

Author: Thomas Sergeant Perry

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ISBN: UOM:39015002278854

Category: Greek literature

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Brill s Companion to Herodotus

important; the communicative supplementarity of this voice has made much ... of the chapter-history as rhetoric, history as human science—has been there ...

Author: Egbert J. Bakker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004217584

Category: History

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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.
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Rhapsodes of Social Science

Herodotus' logos represents many examples ofthe relationship between political and paradigmatic authority, and the synthesis ofthese examples in a community characterized by free and equal speech.

Author: Jonathan M. Sears

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ISBN: OCLC:1243914005

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Herodotus' logos represents many examples ofthe relationship between political and paradigmatic authority, and the synthesis ofthese examples in a community characterized by free and equal speech. Herodotus' walkabout narrator sets forth an inquiry into knowledge-seeking he extends the isegoria principle from Athenian politics to the broader world. The History demonstrates (a) various modes of constructing meaning, (b) interacting notions ofhow people have lived and living questions as to how we ought to live, and (c) an investigation ofthe nature and limits ofhuman knowledge. Representing diverse wisdom, publicly and privately discovered and presented, Herodotus sets forth Solon's wise advice and law-making, the capital punishment of the learned Anacharsis, the investigative outrages of Cambyses and Psammetichus' more pious experiments. Their stories challenge and complement their communities' characters - the relative constraint under which the Egyptians and Persians make their investigations, the Scythians' qualified openness and the relative fearlessness and freedom in which the Greeks set forth their inquiries. Setting forth the investigator-storykeeper as a poetic historian, Herodotus shows that history as poetry thwarts natural decay by allowing custom to be reformed in an open milieu, and thus win through and survive. Despite the potential dangers that openness shares with tyranny, Herodotus' inquiry sets up a contest ofworld-views in which it is mutability that openness affords a community that ensures its survival.
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The Cradle of the Twin Giants Science and History

Herodotus has faithfully given the history in hieroglyphics : and the whole ... a Scriptural narration , or , indeed , of even elucidating Herodotus ...

Author: Henry Christmas

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044089033203

Category: Occultism

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The Historian s Craft in the Age of Herodotus

A typical mode of archaic narration, of which Hesiod gives plenty of examples, ... deserves to be defined as 'un-scientific', as opposed to the early ...

Author: Nino Luraghi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199240500

Category: History

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The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. By considering the works of Herodotus in this broader context, these new essays by an international team of experts make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture
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Peripatoi

In the first passage, Herodotus explicitly refers to Egyptians priests as his ... seems to voice his own opinion on the origin of geometry (dokéei dé moi).

Author: Leonid I͡Akovlevich Zhmudʹ

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110179668

Category: Science

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Presents a comprehensive study of what remains of the writings of Aristotle's student Eudemus of Rhodes on the history of the exact sciences. This work presents an analysis of the trends in Presocratic, Sophistic and Platonic thought that contributed to the development of the history of science.
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Great Historians from Antiquity to 1800

Herodotus' Histories, the first properly to bear that name, ... from narration of events and the present preoccupation with global history and a history of ...

Author: Lucian Boia

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015016944566

Category: History

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A biographical dictionary in the field of historiography, this volume consists of brief articles on the life and work of 600 historians from all over the world. The introduction by Boia traces the evolution of the field. Entries are arranged alphabetically by country or geographic area, and include brief bibliographies. Reference & Research Book News The result of an extensive international collaboration between scholars and researchers, this volume is the first biographical dictionary in the field of the history of historiography ever published. The work includes brief articles on the life and work of 600 historians from all over the world, from the beginnings of historiography to 1800. The historians covered include both those of international renown and those whose focus and reputation are national. Boia's introductory essay traces the evolution of historiography from its beginnings in antiquity around 3000 B.C. through the end of the eighteenth century when history began to be professionalized. Entries are arranged alphabetically by country or geographic area. Each entry includes a brief bibliography for the convenience of readers wishing to consult additional sources. An index of historians and a general subject index complete the work. Of particular value to teachers and students of history, this volume will also be of significant interest to the general reader wishing an authoritative and easy-to-use guide to historians and historiography.
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