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Title: Linguistics into Interpretation
Subtitle: Speeches of War in Herodotus VII 5 & 8-18
Written By: Johannes M. van Ophuijsen
Peter Stork
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=8714
Series Title: Mnemosyne, Supplements
Description:

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 crucial 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 distill and analyse the
linguistic characteristics relevant to its interpretation, by confronting
it with the rest of the work as well as with earlier and contemporary writings.

This is done with the primary aim of placing the interpretation of a major
author on the firmest ground available, the author's ipsissimi
verba
. The result, made accessible by full indexes, will prove helpful
to readers of any part of Herodotus' History.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004114556
ISBN-13: 9789004114555
Pages: 330
Prices: Europe EURO 141.00
U.S. $ 210.00