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Author Wesselmann, Katharina

Title Mythische Erzählstrukturen in Herodots "Historien" / Katharina Wesselmann
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 450 pages)
Series MythosEikonPoiesis, 1868-5080 ; Bd. 3
MythosEikonPoiesis ; Bd. 3, 1868-5080
Contents Frontmatter -- Vorwort -- Inhalt -- I. Einleitung -- II. Frevel: Mythos als moralisches Paradigma -- III. Wahnsinn -- Die Komplexität der Moral im Spiegel von Mythos und Kult -- IV., Trickstergeschichten': Schelmenfigur und Erzählstruktur -- V. Rite de passage -- Die Tradition des Neuanfangs als mythhistorisches Zeichen -- VI. Schluß -- Appendix 1: Herodot und Homer -- ein kurzer Forschungsüberblick -- Appendix 2: Das Wortfeld, Frevel' bei Herodot -- Literaturverzeichnis -- Index mythischer und herodoteischer Handlungsfiguren und -orte -- Index locorum Graecorum et Latinorum -- A Brief Summary: Mythical Structures in Herodotus
Summary Herodotus is often criticised for his mythical representation of historical events. However, this offers an important key to the understanding of the text. Starting with the reconstruction of a contemporary mythical-ritual framework, in her reading of the Histories Katharina Wesselmann uses the associative content of the traditional themes of iniquity, madness, trickery and transition which underpin the Histories. In this way Herodotus no longer appears as the father of history writing, as Cicero called him, but rather as the heir to a tradition of storytelling
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In German
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Subject Herodotus. History
Herodotus -- Literary style
SUBJECT History (Herodotus) fast
Subject HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Literary style
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110239669