Abstract

Both in his models of organization and theme, borrowed from Homeric epic, and in his recasting of anecdotal source materials, Herodotus, the Father of factually based History, had one foot firmly planted in the world of storytelling. My beginning-student writers, too, are just venturing upon the transition from the rhetoric of the heightened world of storytelling to that of the critical investigation of the real world. Through exercises in close reading and imitation, we use book 2 of the Histories as a model for a variety of organizing principles and rhetorical techniques to enliven and strengthen student academic prose.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 537-559
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-18
Open Access
No
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