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Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars

by Jon D. Mikalson

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Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ancient Greek religion,
  • European history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • BCE to c 500 CE,
  • History - General History,
  • Herodotus,
  • Religion,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • Antiquities & Archaeology,
  • Classics/Ancient Archaeology; Religious Studies,
  • Greece,
  • Herodotus.,
  • History,
  • Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C,
  • Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C.,
  • Religious aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9853300M
    ISBN 100807827983
    ISBN 109780807827987

      Read "Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars" by Jon D. Mikalson available from Rakuten Kobo. The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in and B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportu Brand: The University of North Carolina Press.   (Robert Garland, Colgate University) "Jon Mikalson's book will surely prove an invaluable resource for any student working in the area of Herodotus, Greek religion, or the Persian War period. Rigorous in the standards it applies to the study of this complex subject, it makes a fine addition to the oeuvre of a leading exponent of Greek religion."Author: Jon D. Mikalson.

    Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt (as far as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece. Since the original Internet text was not indexed, I added the paragraph index marker system which was used in The Modern Library edition of Rawlinson's text, published under the title of The Persian Wars by Herodotus, Hopefully they represent a .

    Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, Herodotus was a fifth century B.C.E. historian, and he wrote about fifth century wars between the Greeks and the Persians. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars is about Herodotus’ depiction of Greek religion. In this portrayal. Get this from a library! Herodotus and religion in the Persian Wars. [Jon D Mikalson] -- The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in and B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece.


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Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars by Jon D. Mikalson Download PDF EPUB FB2

By the time Herodotus did compose his Histories ( BCE), much fact had metamorphosed into folklore and myth.

More importantly, Mikalson believes Herodotus did not misrepresent religion in his Histories; thus, Herodotus is critical for understanding religion at that time because he is often the sole source.5/5(1). Jon Mikalson's book will surely prove an invaluable resource for any student working in the area of Herodotus, Greek religion, or the Persian War period.

Rigorous in the standards it applies to the study of this complex subject, it makes a fine addition to the oeuvre of a leading exponent of Greek religion.(Robert Garland, Colgate University) -- ReviewCited by: Herodotus explains the failure of the Persians as divine 'phthonos' (irritation: spitefulness) retribution for profane acts.

Furthermore, the religion of Herodotus was pragmatic. "If men plan reasonable things, they generally occur.5/5(1).

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars. Jon D. Mikalson. Rating details 7 ratings 2 reviews. The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in and B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece/5.

Learned and informative. [ Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars ] is also characterized throughout by good sense, a circumstance due in no small measure by the author's rejection of the Liar School of Herodotus/5(1). Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars Jon D.

Mikalson The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in and B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece on a large scale.

"Jon Mikalson's book will surely prove an invaluable resource for any student working in the area of Herodotus, Greek religion, or the Persian War period. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars book Rigorous in the standards it applies to the study of this complex subject, it makes a fine addition to the oeuvre of a leading exponent of Greek religion."--Robert Garland, Colgate University.

Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars. Author. Mikalson, Jon D. Publisher. University of North Carolina Press. Publication Date.

Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. Jon Mikalson's book will surely prove an invaluable resource for any student working in the area of Herodotus, Greek religion, or the Persian War period. Rigorous in the standards it applies to the study of this complex subject, it makes a fine addition to the oeuvre of a leading exponent of Greek religion.(Robert Garland, Colgate University).

Herodotus, writing in the second half of the 5th century BC, is the first historian of western civilisation. His narrative tells of the expansion of the Persian Empire in the 6th and 5th centuries BC and the wars between Greece and Persia in and BC. Herodotus and the Persian Wars • Herodotus’ methodology –he was an “oral historian” •he talked to people about what they remembered in the past •or what their elders had told them –then he collected the stories •often uncritical of conflicting accounts •little attempt to sift fact from fiction –only clear theme: the.

The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Mikalson, Jon D., – Herodotus and religion in the Persian Wars / by Jon D.

Mikalson. The gods most present in Herodotus’ tales, and in recent more than in remote events, are the gods of cult. According to M, “[Herodotus] has chosen to find explanations in the gods and heroes of practiced religion” (p. [Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars] is also characterized throughout by good sense, a circumstance due in no small measure by the author's rejection of the Liar School of Herodotus.— Les Etudes ClassiquesPages: The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.

Read more about the site’s features» Herodotus, the great Greek historian, was born about BCE at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the. Motivation for writing. Herodotus claims to have traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book, almost all of which covers territories of the Persian the beginning of The Histories, Herodotus sets out his reasons for writing it.

Here are presented the results of the enquiry carried out by Herodotus of : Herodotus. Herodotus and religion in the Persian Wars. [Jon D Mikalson] -- "By portraying the human situations and historical circumstances in which Greeks practiced their religion, Mikalson advances our knowledge of the role of religion in fifth-century Greece and reveals.

The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in and B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion.

By portraying the human situations and historical circumstances in which Greeks practiced their religion, Mikalson advances our knowledge of the role of religion in fifth-century Greece and reveals a religious dimension of the Persian Wars that has been previously overlooked.

Category: History Herodotus And The Persian Wars. Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians. He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt (as far as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the country north of the Black Sea, and many parts of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece/5(13).

The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in and B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece on a large scale.

Using the Histories of Herodotu. Jon D. Mikalson. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, Herodotus was a fifth century B.C.E. historian, and he wrote about fifth century wars between the Greeks and the Persians. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars is about Herodotus' depiction of Greek religion.

Herodotus ( BCE) the Greek historian who wrote extensively on the Persian Empire, here describes Persian customs as they would have been practiced around the year BCE at Susa and other Persian communities. The passage, from Book I of his Histories, is interesting in the way Herodotus contrasts the behavior and values of the .