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Motivation and narrative in Herodotus

Author: Emily Baragwanath
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford Classical Monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st published in paperbackView all editions and formats
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A study of the representation of human motivation in Herodotus' Histories. Emily Baragwanath's focus is upon the sophisticated narrative techniques with which Herodotus represents this elusive kind  Read more...

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Named Person: Herodotus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Baragwanath
ISBN: 9780199231294 019923129X 9780199645503 0199645507
OCLC Number: 812662353
Awards: Winner of 2009-10 Recipient of the Classical Association of the Middle West & South Award for Outstanding Publication Winner of the Conington Prize 2008.
Description: XI, [1], 374 s. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The Histories, Plutarch, and reader response ; 2. The Homeric background ; 3. Constructions of motives and the historian's persona ; 4. Problematized motivation in the Samian and Persian logoi (Book III) ; 5. For better, for worse ...: motivation in the Athenian logoi (Books I and VI) ; 6. 'For freedom's sake ...': motivation in the Ionian Revolt (Books V-VI) ; 7. To medize or not to medize ...: compulsion and negative motives (Books VII-IX) ; 8. Xerxes: motivation and explanation (Books VII-IX) ; 9. Themistocles: constructions of motivation (Books VII-IX) ; Epilogue
Series Title: Oxford Classical Monographs.
Responsibility: Emily Baragwanath.

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