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Wesselmann, Katharina

Mythische Erzählstrukturen in Herodots "Historien"

[Herodotus and the Mythical Heritage of Greek Historiography]

Series:MythosEikonPoiesis 3

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    Publication Date:
    October 2011
    Copyright year:
    2011
    ISBN
    978-3-11-023966-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Herodotus is often criticised for his mythical representation of historical events. However, this offers an important key to the understanding of the text. Starting with the reconstruction of a contemporary mythical-ritual framework, in her reading of the Histories Katharina Wesselmann uses the associative content of the traditional themes of iniquity, madness, trickery and transition which underpin the Histories. In this way Herodotus no longer appears as the father of history writing, as Cicero called him, but rather as the heir to a tradition of storytelling.

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    xi, 450 pages
    Language:
    German
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Herodotus; Historiography
    Readership:
    Academics, Institutes, Libraries

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