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Title Textual strategies in ancient war narrative : Thermopylae, Cannae and beyond / edited by Lidewij van Gils, Irene J.F. de Jong, Caroline Kroon
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Amsterdam studies in classical philology ; volume 29
Amsterdam studies in classical philology ; v. 29.
Contents Intro; ‎Contents; ‎Preface; ‎Notes on Contributors; ‎Chapter 1. Introduction (van Gils, de Jong and Kroon); ‎1. War Narrative; ‎2. Two Case Studies: Thermopylae and Cannae; ‎3. Narratology, Discourse Linguistics and Classics; ‎4. Historiography and Discourse Linguistics; ‎5. Outline; ‎Bibliography; ‎Part 1. Thermopylae; ‎Chapter 2. Thermopylae: Herodotus versus the Legend (van Wees); ‎Chapter 3. A Narratological Comparison of Herodotus and Diodorus on Thermopylae (de Bakker); ‎Chapter 4. Narrative and Identity in Thermopylae (Herodotus 7.201-7.239) (Tsakmakis)
‎Chapter 5. Herodotus' Handling of (Narratological) Time in the Thermopylae Passage (de Jong)‎Chapter 6. Herodotus and Thucydides: Distance and Immersion (Allan); ‎Part 2. Cannae; ‎Chapter 7. Livy on Cannae: a Literary Overview (Oakley); ‎Chapter 8. Discourse-Linguistic Strategies in Livy's Account of the Battle at Cannae (van Gils and Kroon); ‎Chapter 9. Who Knows What Will Happen Next? Livy's fraus Punica from a Literary Point of View (Pausch); ‎Chapter 10. Livy's Use of Spatial References in the Cannae Episode: from Structure to Strategy (van Gils)
‎Chapter 11. ET RATIO ET RES: Characterization of Roman Conduct through Speech Representation in the Battle of Cannae (Buijs)‎Chapter 12. Words When It's Time for Action: Representations of Speech and Thought in the Battles of Cannae and Zama (Adema); ‎Part 3. Beyond Thermopylae and Cannae; ‎Chapter 13. Thermopylae and Cannae: How One Battle Narrative Enriches Another (de Bakker and van der Keur); ‎Chapter 14. The Great and the Small: Thermopylae and Sphacteria (Rademaker)
‎Chapter 15. Force, Frequency and Focalisation: the Function of Similes in the Battle-Narrative of Vergil, Aeneid 10 (Harrison)‎Chapter 16. Parallel Plotlines: the Function of Similes in the Battle Narrative of Vergil, Aeneid 10 (2) (van der Keur); ‎Index
Summary In this collected volume fourteen experts in the fields of Classics and Ancient History study the textual strategies used by Herodotus and Livy when recounting the disastrous battles at Thermopylae and Cannae. Literary, linguistic and historical approaches are used (often in combination) in order to enhance and enrich the interpretation of the accounts, which for obvious reasons confronted the authors with a special challenge. Chapters drawing a comparison with other battle narratives and with other genres help to establish genre-specific elements in ancient historiography, and draw attention to the particular techniques employed by Herodotus and Livy in their war narratives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Livy -- Criticism and interpretation
Herodotus -- Criticism and interpretation
Herodotus. fast (OCoLC)fst00040347
Livy. fast (OCoLC)fst00031019
Subject War in literature.
Thermopylae, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C.
Cannae, Battle of, Italy, 216 B.C.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
War in literature.
SUBJECT Greece -- History, Military.
Rome -- History, Military.
Subject Greece.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Gils, Lidewij van, editor
Jong, Irene J. F. de, editor
Kroon, Caroline, editor
LC no. 2018044721
ISBN 9004383344