Black Doves Speak: Herodotus and the Languages of Barbarians

Black Doves Speak: Herodotus and the Languages of Barbarians

by Rosaria Munson
     
 

In Greek thought, barbaroi are utterers of unintelligible or inarticulate sounds. What importance does the text of Herodotus's Histories attribute to language as a criterion of ethnic identity? The answer to this question illuminates the empirical foundations of Herodotus's pluralistic worldview.See more details below

Overview

In Greek thought, barbaroi are utterers of unintelligible or inarticulate sounds. What importance does the text of Herodotus's Histories attribute to language as a criterion of ethnic identity? The answer to this question illuminates the empirical foundations of Herodotus's pluralistic worldview.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674017900
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/29/2005
Series:
Hellenic Studies Series, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Rosaria Munson is Professor of Classics at Swarthmore College.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Greek speakers7
Ch. 2The ethnographer and foreign languages19
Ch. 3Herodotos Hermeneus30
Ch. 4The meaning of language difference67

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