By Lionel Scott

ISBN-10: 9004145060

ISBN-13: 9789004145061

This quantity deals a ancient and actual statement on Herodotus e-book 6. The introductory discussions comprise one at the history to the Ionian riot and the position of Histiaeus. The remark goals to evaluate the truth in the back of Herodotus' textual content: the insurrection and its aftermath; a number of the features of Spartan affairs in the course of the ebook; Datis' invasion of Eretria and Attica; and Miltiades' excursion the subsequent yr. fabric that can't with ease be handled within the observation itself, and a few comparable issues that advantage attention, are thought of in a sequence of appendices. those comprise discussions of Cleomenes' insanity on the subject of his actions in Arcadia, and the Argive response to his victory at Sepeia

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For this, see pp. 65–7. In Greek politics, there is one area where he felt strongly. 143–4, clearly indicates that he developed a strong panhellenic feeling. No doubt as a result of his travels, he saw, more clearly than most contemporaries, the common heritage of the Greeks: Especially in books 1–4, which contain most of his ethnography, he regularly notes how barbarians differ from Greeks; indeed, Egyptians do things the opposite way to Greeks. g. 38; Greeks have nomos, law. , Thomas (2000) 102–34; Lateiner (1989) 145–57.

104 A series of epiphanies in 480 bear on the point. 65. 39. introductions 33 As to causation, whether events are caused by gods or men, or a mixture of the two, Murray, CAH IV2 463, puts it succinctly: “the range of phenomena which [Herodotus] admits as causes is limited to two main areas, the explanation of events in terms of personalities, and belief in the inevitability of the rise and fall of states, explained in terms of the “envy” of divine powers”; cf Derow (1994) 75–9. 14, 79, 84, 91).

67–8. But the story may have circulated, with improvements in the telling, in Greece generally. The importance of his early years in Ionia has already been noted (p. 13). If Ionian traditions about the revolt were affected by the influence of Athens in the pentecontaetia, as explored by Thomas (2004), this would not have affected what he learnt as a youngster, even if he also revisited as an adult (n. 22). Murray (2001a) 32–3 = (1987) 106–7 (so id CAH IV2 470–2) argues that oral traditions in Ionia differed from those on the mainland in that they lacked political deformation, but did attract folkloristic and moral patterns.

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