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Black doves speak : Herodotus and the languages of Barbarians

Author: Rosaria Vignolo Munson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center for Hellenic Studies ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2005.
Series: Hellenic studies, 9.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Greek thought barbaroi are utterers of unintelligible or inarticulate sounds. What importance does the text of Herodotus's Histories attribute to language as a criterion of ethnic identity? The answer to this question illuminates the empirical foundations of Herodotus's pluralistic worldview." "The first translator of cultures also translates describes and evaluates foreign speech to a degree unparalleled by  Read more...
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Munson, Rosaria Vignolo.
Black doves speak.
Washington, D.C. : Center for Hellenic Studies ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607717148
Named Person: Herodotus; Hérodote; Herodotus.; Herodotus.; Herodotus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosaria Vignolo Munson
ISBN: 0674017900 9780674017900
OCLC Number: 59002935
Description: ix, 121 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Greek Speakers --
Greeks and Pelasgians --
Pelasgians and barbarians --
Greek language and languages --
Barbarians and strangers --
The Ethnographer and Foreign Languages --
Another histor: Psammetichus and the origin of language --
Languages and cultures --
Foreign languages and historie --
Herodotos Hermeneus --
Metalinguistic glosses --
Questioning Greek knowledge --
Names as logoi and muthoi --
Metaphorical names --
Correct names --
Nomen omen --
Giving the "right" word --
Orientalism and anti-orientalism --
Language and relativity --
The Meaning of Language Difference --
On misunderstanding language difference --
Language makes no difference --
Language difference as paradigm --
Transcending culture.
Series Title: Hellenic studies, 9.
Other Titles: Herodotus and the languages of Barbarians
Responsibility: Rosaria Vignolo Munson.
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In Greek thought, "barbaroi" are utterers of unintelligible or inarticulate sounds. What importance does the text of Herodotus's "Histories" attribute to language as a criterion of ethnic identity?  Read more...

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