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  • adj. Characteristic of Herodotus or his works


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  • Only with the birth of social history did the freewheeling spirit of Herodotean inquiry return.

    Riddle of the sands

  • Ultimately the film takes a moral stance, Herodotean in nature: there is a difference, an unapologetic difference between free citizens who fight for eleutheria and imperial subjects who give obeisance.

    Victor David Hansen's thoughts on 300

  • This Herodotean world resembles our own in its emphasis on the eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, and the Iranian plateau.

    A Historian For Our Time

  • … It is only one of the extensive Herodotean motifs that Ondaatje threaded through his novel.

    The Return of Candaules - Paper Cuts Blog -

  • It is a popular error to explain the Homeric and Herodotean legend of the Pygmies by anthropoid apes.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Scholars cannot even agree on the Herodotean chicken-and-egg question: Did he write the text from start to finish as we have it (that is, fitting the ethnographies into an overall plan ab initio), or draft the invasion narrative first and then see how his earlier, and presumably experimental, writings could be reworked as part of a greater whole?

    The Great Marathon Man

  • It might have come closer still had it not been for Robert Strassler's editorial concern that the text should be "comprehensible to the modern reader," even if that meant losing some fidelity (and, I suspect, Herodotean style).

    The Great Marathon Man

  • To do so would demand a discussion of non-Herodotean sources (most importantly Plutarch and Diodorus Siculus), and we aren't given that either.

    The Great Marathon Man

  • The contrasting yet inseparable evolution of Herodotean and Thucydidean historiography, [5] as sketched above, has had some curious results.

    The Great Marathon Man

  • The new understanding of oral transmission provides a satisfying answer to those who dismissed Herodotean anecdotes as mere crowd-pleasing digressions, and sheds fresh light on his careful evidential distinction between seeing (opsis) and hearsay (akoê).

    The Great Marathon Man


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