PT. 1. the Prose Writers, from Herodotus to Plato

PT. 1. the Prose Writers, from Herodotus to Plato

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...logographers--and has nothing to say to Herodotus. Thucydides then turns (c. 23) to a parallel criticism of the really important Mn5ucd, and though allowing their greatness, nevertheless maintains the greater importance of his own period, because of the brief crisis of the Persian war, and because of the lesser number of Greeks engaged. But this presupposes that he is comparing the Mn8ucd with the whole twentyseven years war, and not with the Archidamic alone. I think this general sense may be read into the passage, but it is certainly not the obvious one, and I do not believe that Thucydides intended to avoid censuring Herodotus' method of writing history, as distinguished from the early logographers. Cf. A. Bauer's Tlienzirtorles, pp. 31, sq., since published (1881). ' c. 18. = c. 20. ' vi. 54. 4 Herbst, in a very minute examination of this preface (P//ilo/o, g'us, 33, pp. 534.45), gives a new exposition of the whole argument, and defends Thucydides against the charge of having endeavoured to slight the importance of the Persian war in the history of Herodotus. He considers that Thucydides divided his retrospect into two portions, that of the rraAaud, reaching from mythical times down to the battle of Marathon, and that of the Mn5uui. The 1raAaui, which he reviews in cc. 2.I7, embrace the Traica, which have been exaggerated by fables, and the period of the tyrants, in which a careful examination of facts shows want of the re sources of war. He then sketches the M18uni in cc. 18, 19. The criticism ' which follows (cc. 20.2), and which contains the disrespectful remarks on the logographers. and the general untrustworthiness of old traditions, is ' cc. 24-55, 56.88. 2 cc. 89.118. This was know. among old critics as...show more

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  • 9781236815910