Textual Rivals: Self-Presentation in Herodotus' Histories

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Descrizione libro The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New ed.. 231 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Textual Rivals studies some of the most debated issues in Herodotean scholarship. One such is Herodotus 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 self-presentation. First is the narrator s relationship to truth: to what extent does he expect readers to trust his narrative? While judgments regarding Herodotus 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 self-referential characters, whose actions often mirror Herodotus as narrator/researcher, in the Histories. David Branscome s investigative text points to the rival inquirers in Herodotus Histories as a key to unravelling 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. Codice libro della libreria AAN9780472118946

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Descrizione libro The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New ed.. 231 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Textual Rivals studies some of the most debated issues in Herodotean scholarship. One such is Herodotus 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 self-presentation. First is the narrator s relationship to truth: to what extent does he expect readers to trust his narrative? While judgments regarding Herodotus 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 self-referential characters, whose actions often mirror Herodotus as narrator/researcher, in the Histories. David Branscome s investigative text points to the rival inquirers in Herodotus Histories as a key to unravelling 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. Codice libro della libreria AAN9780472118946

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Descrizione libro The University of Michigan Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Textual Rivals: Self-presentation in Herodotus' histories, David Branscome, Textual Rivals studies some of the most debated issues in Herodotean scholarship. One such is Herodotus' 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' self-presentation. First is the narrator's relationship to truth: to what extent does he expect readers to trust his narrative? While judgments regarding Herodotus' 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 "self-referential" characters, whose actions often mirror Herodotus' as narrator/researcher, in the Histories.David Branscome's investigative text points to the rival inquirers in Herodotus' Histories as a key to unravelling 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. Codice libro della libreria B9780472118946

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Descrizione libro 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 160mm x 30mm x 234mm. Hardcover. Textual Rivals studies some of the most debated issues in Herodotean scholarship. One such is Herodotus' self-presentation: the conspicuousness of his authorial persona is one.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.522. Codice libro della libreria 9780472118946

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