Black doves speak : Herodotus and the languages of Barbarians / Rosaria Vignolo Munson
- Munson, Rosaria Vignolo
- Additional Titles:
- Herodotus and the languages of Barbarians
- Washington, D.C. : Center for Hellenic Studies, 2005.
Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by Harvard University Press.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 121 pages ; 23 cm.
- Greek Speakers -- Greeks and Pelasgians -- Pelasgians and barbarians -- Greek language and languages -- Barbarians and strangers -- The Ethnographer and Foreign Languages -- Another histor: Psammetichus and the origin of language -- Languages and cultures -- Foreign languages and historie -- Herodotos Hermeneus -- Metalinguistic glosses -- Questioning Greek knowledge -- Names as logoi and muthoi -- Metaphorical names -- Correct names -- Nomen omen -- Giving the "right" word -- Orientalism and anti-orientalism -- Language and relativity -- The Meaning of Language Difference -- On misunderstanding language difference -- Language makes no difference -- Language difference as paradigm -- Transcending culture.
- "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." "The first translator of cultures also translates describes and evaluates foreign speech to a degree unparalleled by other Greek ancient authors. For Herodotus, language is an area of interesting but surprisingly unproblematic difference which he offers to his audience as a model for coming to terms in a neutral way with other, more emotionally charged, cultural differences."--BOOK JACKET.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-99) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Gift of the Tombros Libraries Endowment in Classics ; 2011.
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