A Historical Commentary on Herodotus Book 6 (Mnemosyne, by Lionel Scott

By Lionel Scott

This quantity bargains a historic and real observation on Herodotus publication 6. The introductory discussions contain one at the heritage to the Ionian riot and the function of Histiaeus. The observation goals to evaluate the truth at the back of Herodotus' textual content: the insurrection and its aftermath; some of the features of Spartan affairs in the course of the booklet; Datis' invasion of Eretria and Attica; and Miltiades' day trip the subsequent 12 months. fabric that can't comfortably be handled within the remark itself, and a few comparable subject matters that advantage attention, are thought of in a chain of appendices. those comprise discussions of Cleomenes' insanity relating to his actions in Arcadia, and the Argive response to his victory at Sepeia

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1; but also a real reason, a personal grudge (¶gkoton here also). 119 Here, he was probably repeating his sources, as if Miltiades had put about the medising for general consumption and the grudge among his friends; but in the other cases (n. 118), it is not clear whether it is his sources or his own judgment. 2); cf Hornblower ad loc. 1 (Darius’ grievance over Athens an excuse to conquer all Greece). 2, was probably Hecataeus’ own words. e. the ability of economically and politically powerful men to influence events, may have been more true in Herodotus’ world than we realise.

Two words for motive merit a special note: prÒfasiw and afit¤h. 1; but also a real reason, a personal grudge (¶gkoton here also). 119 Here, he was probably repeating his sources, as if Miltiades had put about the medising for general consumption and the grudge among his friends; but in the other cases (n. 118), it is not clear whether it is his sources or his own judgment. 2); cf Hornblower ad loc. 1 (Darius’ grievance over Athens an excuse to conquer all Greece). 2, was probably Hecataeus’ own words.

A full study of them would involve the whole Histories. 1. 30–33, appears to derive from popular tradition. 55–89 and §§115, 121–31 are a mixture of popular and Alcmaeonid accounts; §§34–41, 102–16 a mixture of popular and Philaid accounts. g. with Pisistratos and his sons written out or denigrated. See development” (Mitchel (1956) 58, 63); see also Figueira (1988) 50–1. The notion of dating past events by Olympiads effectively dates from the third century: see Shaw 47–99. The first historian to do so seems to have been Timaeus (FGrH 566 F19b, 26b); for the Xanthus fragment FGrH 765 F30 see Fowler (1996) 64.

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