Τούτων δὲ περιαγγελλομένων does not form a strict antithesis to αὐτίκα μὲν ἐπηγγέλλετο just above τετάρτῳ δὲ ἔτεϊ just below rather demands ἐπὶ τρία μὲν ἔτεα the exact text is in some doubt (vide apparatus above), but in any case the antitheses are not fully or correctly worked out τούτων is rather vague περιαγγ. Travels with herodotus has 4625 ratings and 426 reviews william1 said: this is part exegesis of the histories and part memoir of the author's own exper. Romance, rather than being antithetical to realism, is a necessary component of it this leads us to herodotus, the historian of the war between the greeks and the persians, which preceded the war among the greek city-states that thucydides chronicled thucydides wrote some decades after herodotus rather than. Truth and fiction should stand in opposition, a quintessential antithesis, and so herodotus presents this contrast in many of the anecdotes analyzed in this chapter yet fiction paradoxically often offers a more important category of historical truth than facts the style of the anecdotes focuses the reader's attention on this. Title: antithesis and background syntactic and stylistic argumentation devices in the discussion of happiness between croesus and solon in the history by herodotus language: english authors: zubchenko, s v source: topical issues of humanities & social sciences.
The oriental lust for dominion and the greek passion for freedom will constitute the moral polarities of the account yet herodotus recognizes that this neat antithesis does not quite cover the vagaries of history: he writes that cities once great have now become small and cities once small have become great. The two most well-known sources on food and identity in herodotus, françois hartog's le miroir d'hérodote (1980, english 1988) and brent shaw's “eaters of flesh, drinkers of milk” (1982) take herodotus' discussion clearly the two cultures can coexist within one subculture and cannot be antithetical. Most people develop quite antithetical talents, in fact - to look without seeing, to listen without hearing, mainly to preserve onself within oneself” ― ryszard kapuściński, travels with herodotus 26 likes like “we do not really know what draws a human being out into the world is it curiosity a hunger for experience. Antithesis is used in writing or speech either as a proposition that contrasts with or reverses some previously mentioned proposition, or when two opposites are introduced together for contrasting effect antithesis can be defined as a figure of speech involving a seeming contradiction of ideas, words, clauses, or sentences.
33 herodotus 119 34 harangues and herodotean narrative 147 35 conclusion 149 chapter 4: paradigmatic speeches 150 41 literary overview 151 42 herodotus 156 43 conclusion inextricably related to each other,36 herodotus employs the logos-ergon antithesis of word and deed in even more. Time (sc the time before herodotus) the antithesis tyranny/freedom = barbarians/ greeks does not exist yet the notion that the barbarians have certain typical characteristics that mark them off from the 1 m i finley, ]hs 85 (1965) 221 grecs et barbares (fondation hardt entretiens viii vandceuvres-geneve 1962.
Herodotus' use of prospective sentences and the story of rhampsinitus and the thief in the histories author(s): rosaria 1 as nagy states, pindur's homer 220 , the inquiry herodotus says he is presenting in the proem (latoqtt)~ ployed in antithesis with metanarrative and in a broader sense than usual for different.  the language of the greek-barbarian antithesis stands in a dialogic relationship with a more complex and pluralistic opinion of the world  this other voice never entirely silences the first, but it emerges as an insistent challenge in the flow of evidence throughout herodotus' work whether supported or not in any given.