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Herodotean ironies

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‘Irony/ironic’ are terms frequently used in discussion of Herodotus, whether applied to particular passages or to the text as a whole. This paper aims to distinguish di8erent types of irony which have been or can be detected in the text of the Histories, and to map these on a spectrum ranging from those which are clearly indicated by the narrator to those which demand more by way of interpretation and supplement from the reader. Types described and illustrated include dramatic, oracular, hist...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Subgroup:
Classical Languages and Lit
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0422-1199
Publisher:
Newcastle University Publisher's website
Journal:
Histos Journal website
Volume:
12
Pages:
1-48
Publication date:
2018-03-10
Acceptance date:
2017-08-27
ISSN:
2046-5963
Pubs id:
pubs:830662
URN:
uri:992e2132-997b-4c49-b68b-dc3d16fcbd54
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uuid:992e2132-997b-4c49-b68b-dc3d16fcbd54
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pubs:830662

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