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By Egbert J. Bakker, Irene J. F. De Jong, Hans Van Wees

Herodotus's "Histories" could be learn in lots of methods. Their literary traits, by no means in dispute, should be extra totally favored within the gentle of advancements within the examine of pragmatics, narratology and orality. Their highbrow prestige has been substantially reassessed: not considered as na?ve and "archaic", the "Histories" are actually noticeable as a great deal a manufactured from the highbrow weather in their personal day - not just topic to modern literary, non secular, ethical and social affects, yet actively contributing to the good debates in their time. Their reliability as ancient and ethnographic money owed, an issue of controversy even in antiquity, is being debated with renewed vigor and extending sophistication. this article bargains an in-depth assessment of a majority of these ways to Herodotus's paintings.

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We can now reappreciate the seemingly unnecessary rendering, i n indirect discourse, o f the stories o f reciprocal bride-stealing that the Persian logioi adduce as the aitië o f the conflict between the Greeks and the barbarians. Such mythologizing, the domain o f myth, poetic memory, and the Muses, is unable to answer the questions that historié poses. But historié remains linked with the Muses as source and safeguard o f information. Homer, when faced with die intimidating number (plëlhus) o f the Greek leaders i n the Trojan W a r (//.

Atrekeôs), nor do I express an opinion {gnômën . . apophainomai) on these matters other than the one expressed by the Argives themselves'. 3) I am bound to record |lit. 'say', legem] what is being said, but I am not at all bound to believe ii and this word (epos) will hold true for the whole of my account. I n light o f these statements o f method, the phrase ta genomena ex anthröpön from the Proem acquires a new and essential meaning: 'things made to happen by men' is not limited to things done, but includes things said.

11) pp. 259-263. - ' Three times a forward cross-reference remains unfulfilled. 213 έν τοίσι οπισθε λόγοισι, on the death of the traitor Ephialtes). Are these references to parts of the work that were never written or to lectures that were never incorporated in the final redaction? Cf. Nagy (1990) 235 n. 91. See also Rosier, this volume (Ch. 4, note 17) and Cobet (Ch. 17, note 40). ''" Hornblower (1987) 8 11. But sec pages 31 32 at the end of this chapter. >: THE MAKING OF HISTORY: HERODOTUS' UlSl(IRIIlS M'UDEXIS 13 constituents of a famous syntagm, but also two interrelated concepts, whose semantics, and pragmatics, blend to form a unified whole.

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