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Sophist Kings: Persians as Other in Herodotus

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Description for Sophist Kings: Persians as Other in Herodotus Hardback. Num Pages: 344 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 1QDAP; 3D; HBJD; HBJF; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 243 x 163 x 24. Weight in Grams: 660.
Sophist Kings: Persians as Other sets forth a reading of Herodotus’ Histories that highlights the consistency with which the Persians are depicted as sophists and Persian culture is infused with a sophistic ideology. The Persians as the Greek ‘other’ have a crucial role throughout Herodotus’ Histories, but their characterisation is far divorced from historical reality. Instead, from their first appearance at the beginning of the Histories, Herodotus presents the Persians as adept in the argumentation of Greek sophists active in mid-5th century Athens. Moreover, Herodotus’ construct of the Sophist King, in whom political reason serves human ambition, ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC United Kingdom
Number of pages
272
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
344
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781780936130
SKU
V9781780936130
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About Dr Vernon L. Provencal
Vernon L. Provencal is Professor of Classics at Acadia University, Canada.

Reviews for Sophist Kings: Persians as Other in Herodotus
Vernon Provencal’s Sophist Kings offers a provocative thesis: Herodotus depicts the Persians as sophists, positioning them on one side of a cultural polarity with the Greeks on the other. … Original and stirring, this argument has moments of brilliance… The chief contribution of Sophist Kings lies in the range of evidence it adduces for the sophistry of the Persians.
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