The Shape of Herodotean Rhetoric: A Study of the Speeches in Herodotus' Histories with Special Attention to Books 5-9

@inproceedings{Zali2014TheSO,
  title={The Shape of Herodotean Rhetoric: A Study of the Speeches in Herodotus' Histories with Special Attention to Books 5-9},
  author={Vasiliki Zali},
  year={2014}
}
This thesis examines the speeches in Herodotus' Histories, especially in books 5-9, with reference to overriding narrative themes like the self-other polarity (Greeks vs. barbarians/Persians), the themes of freedom and free speech, the relation of speech to power and authority, and the fragility of the Greek coalition. The thesis has a double aim. First, it seeks to present Herodotean rhetoric as an idiosyncratic system, which not only borrows and reworks traditional and contemporary components… Expand
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Books Received
Acerbi (F.), Vitrac (B.) (ed., trans.) Héron d’Alexandrie: Metrica. (Mathematica Graeca Antiqua 4.) Pp. 704, figs. Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2014. Paper, E220. ISBN: 978-88-6227-672-6.Expand
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