Unformatted text preview: o He is the first to look squarely at the economic power of the two sides. • Influenced by Antiphone the sophists, the prose guy • What he says about himself and method? o He wants his audience to know his goals and methods. o The end of chapter 22- no mythology, no Herodatus, this is a possession for always. He is not writing to enter and win a contest. He assumes this can be used in the future because remember that he says that the laws will remain forever. • Lets make no assumptions but over the symptoms over time- this is the idea that Thucydides uses, like the Hippocratic physicians. Unlike Herodatus, T uses a narrative structure and it starts from the beginning and goes to the end. • He writes it by successive campaigning seasons- the summer is mostly war and the winter is for negotiations and for preparation for the next summer....
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- Spring '07
- English-language films, Herodatus, Herodatus. Imitating Homer, scale prose work