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7 - The Lesson of Book 2 (2018)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 October 2023

Ewen Bowie
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University of Oxford
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This chapter argues that the authorial persona of Herodotus Book 2 is much closer to that of the rest of his work, and suggests that Herodotus’ use of speeches in historical narrative was not (as suggested by Fornara) a momentous innovation but a technique he owed to narrative elegy, some of it presenting as early as the seventh century an account of conflict between Greeks and non-Greeks in western Asia Minor.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • The Lesson of Book 2 (2018)
  • Ewen Bowie, University of Oxford
  • Book: Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture
  • Online publication: 10 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107415430.009
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  • The Lesson of Book 2 (2018)
  • Ewen Bowie, University of Oxford
  • Book: Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture
  • Online publication: 10 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107415430.009
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  • The Lesson of Book 2 (2018)
  • Ewen Bowie, University of Oxford
  • Book: Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture
  • Online publication: 10 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107415430.009
Available formats
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