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

By Lionel Scott

This quantity bargains a historic and actual remark on Herodotus booklet 6. The introductory discussions comprise one at the historical past to the Ionian insurrection and the function of Histiaeus. The observation goals to evaluate the truth at the back of Herodotus' textual content: the rebel and its aftermath; some of the elements of Spartan affairs in the midst of the e-book; Datis' invasion of Eretria and Attica; and Miltiades' excursion the next yr. fabric that can't comfortably be handled within the remark itself, and a few similar subject matters that advantage attention, are thought of in a sequence of appendices. those comprise discussions of Cleomenes' insanity when it comes to his actions in Arcadia, and the Argive response to his victory at Sepeia

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56 See, generally, Shaw (2003) 19–46, esp 24, 25–9; and 239–41, on their very different mind-set. “The mania for accurate measurement [sc of time] is a modern 18 introductions that of the eye-witness, is liable to change over time. Details get forgotten, or are wrongly recalled; the order of events gets confused or changed, even without the changes as the story passes from mouth to mouth. g. Badian (1993); KaramoutsouTeza (1994)). 58 Much of book 6, apart from the Ionian sections, comes from sources in Athens and Sparta.

3–4. But when Demaratos later asked her about his father, her story, which includes another epiphany, §69, is in recta. He had different ways of dealing with conflicting information. 3, 84). 1: he says that he had differing accounts about Lade, and could not truthfully (étrek°vw) say who was right. 137–8, the debate at the Danube bridge. 94. Although Athens was then hostile to Corinth (cf on toËton, §89), he put the Athenian version of how the Corinthian admiral Adeimantus allegedly behaved badly at Salamis in oratio obliqua, and concluded: this is the Athenian story, and the Corinthians deny it.

Immerwahr (1956) sees the upsetting of the balance of order as the initial wrong, and then its restoration by the act of t¤siw as an aspect of the cycle of fortune. 2: the mantis kills her mate, so the offspring avenge him and kill her by eating their way out of her. In fact she lays eggs; what Herodotus believed to be the offspring is a fatal infestation of ichneumon or similar. For the Greek, the story would have overtones of Clytemnestra, who received t¤siw by the agency of Electra and Orestes.

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