Greek Historiography

Greek Historiography

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This volume provides an accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date survey of the ancient Greek genre of historical writing from its origins before Herodotus to the Greek historians of the Roman imperial era, seven centuries later. Focuses on the themes of power and human nature, causation, divine justice, leadership, civilization versus barbarism, legacy, and literary reception Includes thorough summaries alongside textual analysis that signpost key passages and highlight thematic connections, helping readers navigate their way through the original texts Situates historical writing among the forms of epic and lyric poetry, drama, philosophy, and science Uses the best current translations and includes a detailed list of further reading that includes important new scholarshipEphialtes, a local Greek, revealed to Xerxes a littlea€known mountain path as a back route to Thermopylae, which allowed the ... Leonidas, the Spartan king and hero, is the key figure at Thermopylae, in his epica€like genealogy, his valiant decision to make a stand (spurred ... The strategic outcome of Thermopylae is less important in the story than its function as a model of Greek military and moral virtue.

Title:Greek Historiography
Author:Thomas F. Scanlon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-06-26


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