Read e-book online A Historical Commentary on Herodotus Book 6 (Mnemosyne, PDF

By Lionel Scott

ISBN-10: 9004145060

ISBN-13: 9789004145061

This quantity bargains a ancient and real remark on Herodotus e-book 6. The introductory discussions comprise one at the history to the Ionian rebellion and the position of Histiaeus. The observation goals to evaluate the truth in the back of Herodotus' textual content: the riot and its aftermath; a number of the facets of Spartan affairs in the course of the e-book; Datis' invasion of Eretria and Attica; and Miltiades' excursion the subsequent yr. fabric that can't comfortably be handled within the observation itself, and a couple of similar themes that advantage attention, are thought of in a sequence of appendices. those contain discussions of Cleomenes' insanity relating to his actions in Arcadia, and the Argive response to his victory at Sepeia

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The Athenians tell the Spartans that they will not make peace with Persia, invoking tÚ ÑEllhnikÒn, §Ún ˜maimÒn te ka‹ ımÒglvsson, ka‹ ye«n fldrÊmatã te koinå ka‹ yus¤ai ≥yeã te ımÒtropa: “we are all Greeks, with common blood and a common language, common temples to the gods and sacrifices, common customs”. It can be argued that the wording is influenced by, or designed to support, Athenian mid fifth century claims to hegemony of Greece (cf p. 30), but we may doubt that that was part of Herodotus’ agenda (n.

Details get forgotten, or are wrongly recalled; the order of events gets confused or changed, even without the changes as the story passes from mouth to mouth. g. Badian (1993); KaramoutsouTeza (1994)). 58 Much of book 6, apart from the Ionian sections, comes from sources in Athens and Sparta. A full study of them would involve the whole Histories. 1. 30–33, appears to derive from popular tradition. 55–89 and §§115, 121–31 are a mixture of popular and Alcmaeonid accounts; §§34–41, 102–16 a mixture of popular and Philaid accounts.

3, he would not doubt 67 We have no idea how costly papyrus was in Herodotus’ day and whether that would inhibit him from using it for notes. 2–3. It is explicit at Aesch Eum 275, PV 789, fr 281a Radt 19–23, cf Cho 450; Soph Trach 47, 157, 683; cf Ar Thesm 775; and an important feature of the action in Eur Hipp, IT, and IA. 2, may be oversights rather than misrecollections. 213). 69 Hornblower (2002) 373–4; see Renehan (2001) 173 for an excellent critique of those who criticise Herodotus’ accuracy because he did not approach his task by modern standards; so Hornblower 380: it is unsatisfactory to discuss his use of sources as if it was uniform.

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