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The Resource Textual rivals : self-presentation in Herodotus' Histories, David Branscome

Textual rivals : self-presentation in Herodotus' Histories, David Branscome

Label
Textual rivals : self-presentation in Herodotus' Histories
Title
Textual rivals
Title remainder
self-presentation in Herodotus' Histories
Statement of responsibility
David Branscome
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Textual Rivals studies some of the most debated issues in Herodotean scholarship. One such is Herodotus{u2019} self-presentation: the conspicuousness of his authorial persona is one of the most remarkable features of his Histories. So frequently does he interject first-person comments into the narrative that Herodotus at times almost becomes a character within his own text. Important issues are tied to Herodotus{u2019} self-presentation. First is the narrator{u2019}s relationship to truth: to what extent does he expect readers to trust his narrative? While judgments regarding Herodotus{u2019} overall veracity have often been damning, scholars have begun to concentrate on how Herodotus presents his truthfulness. Second is the precise genre Herodotus means to create with his work. Excluding the anachronistic term historian, exactly what would Herodotus have called himself, as author? Third is the presence of 2self-referential3 characters, whose actions often mirror Herodotus{u2019} as narrator/researcher, in the Histories. David Branscome{u2019}s investigative text points to the rival inquirers in Herodotus{u2019} Histories as a key to unraveling these interpretive problems. The rival inquirers are self-referential characters Herodotus uses to further his authorial self-presentation. Through the contrast Herodotus draws between his own exacting standards as an inquirer and the often questionable standards of those rivals, Herodotus underlines just how truthful readers should find his own work. Textual Rivals speaks to those interested in Greek history and historiography, narratology, and ethnography. Those in the growing ranks of Herodotus fans will find much to invite and intrigue. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branscome, David
Dewey number
938.007202
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4004
LC item number
.B73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Herodotus
Label
Textual rivals : self-presentation in Herodotus' Histories, David Branscome
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Solon "using the truth" -- The 'struggle" of Demaratus -- Aristagoras "deceiving well" -- The Athenians "alone" at Marathon -- Xerxes' "laughable" spectacle
Control code
819717668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780472118946
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013025452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)819717668
Label
Textual rivals : self-presentation in Herodotus' Histories, David Branscome
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Solon "using the truth" -- The 'struggle" of Demaratus -- Aristagoras "deceiving well" -- The Athenians "alone" at Marathon -- Xerxes' "laughable" spectacle
Control code
819717668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780472118946
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013025452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)819717668

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