Linguistics into interpretation
speeches of War in Herodotus VII 5 & 8-18
- ISBN: 9789004114555
- Editorial: Brill Academic Publishers Inc.
- Fecha de la edición: 1999
- Lugar de la edición: Leiden. Países Bajos
- Colección: Mnemosyne Supplementa
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 325
- Idiomas: Inglés
This volume is a sustained exercise in the genre of secondary literature which aims at explaining a literary work as much as possible in and through the author's own words. A passage in direct speech by different speakers from the "History of Herodotus", the earliest long Greek prose text, has been made the object of a systematic effort to distil and analyze the linguistic characteristics relevant to its interpretation, by confronting it with the rest of the work as well as with earlier and contemporary writings.