Myth and history in the Histories: Herodotus's narrative

Rodrigo Gallo
2013 Rónai – Revista de Estudos Clássicos e Tradutórios  
The grammatical distinction between the terms história [history] and estória [story] can be in disuse in Portuguese Language, but keep scathe less in English, in which history regards 'history' itself, and story regards fiction. Marc Bloch argued that history was full of fictional elements. In Herodotus, the term is quite often confuse. Myth and reality presents themselves in a single discourse, making real merge with unreal. The conclusion is that Herodotus must be read within his own context
more » ... a pre-Socratic era – and making the distinctions between the real and the fictional.
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