New PDF release: A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

By John Marincola

ISBN-10: 1405102160

ISBN-13: 9781405102162

Книга A better half to Greek and Roman Historiography (2 quantity Set) A spouse to Greek and Roman Historiography (2 quantity Set) Книги Исторические Автор: John Marincola Год издания: 2008 Формат: pdf Издат.:Wiley-Blackwell Страниц: 656 Размер: 3,3 ISBN: 1405102160 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This two-volume significant other to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the recent instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historic historiography long ago few decades.Comprises a sequence of innovative articles written through acknowledged students provides huge, chronological remedies of vital concerns within the writing of background and antiquity those are complemented by means of chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. presents a chain of interpretative readings at the person historians comprises essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their courting to heritage

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Arch. 2007 7:24pm Compositor Name: PAnanthi Reference Works: Abbreviations xli RhM Rheinisches Museum fu¨r Philologie RL P. J. Rhodes with D. M. Lewis, The Decrees of the Greek States (Oxford, 1997) RO P. J. Rhodes and R. Osborne, Greek Historical Inscriptions 404–323 BC (Oxford, 2003) Ro¨m. Mitt. Mitteilungen des deutschen archa¨ologischen Instituts. Ro¨mische Abteilung RPhilos. Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’e´tranger RSA Rivista Storica dell’Antichita` RSI Rivista Storica Italiana SCI Scripta Classica Israelica SCO Studi Classici e Orientali SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (Amsterdam, 1923–) SemRom Seminari Romani di cultura greca SIG 3 W.

The major difference in Cicero’s model is that no Herodotus, much less a Thucydides, has yet appeared amongst the Romans, and Cicero is at pains to delineate the qualities (mainly stylistic) that are necessary for such a one to arise. Yet there is very good evidence to show that Cicero’s characterization of the early Roman historians is nearly wholly false. Nevertheless, his comparison with the Greek ‘‘local’’ historians may lie behind the beliefs of some scholars that the early Roman historians were simply that, and thus followed the conventions of local history (that is where Jacoby places Pictor and his Hellenophone followers).

2007 8:23pm Compositor Name: SJoearun Introduction 5 single war, considering the themes of the early writers too paltry and that of Herodotus too large a subject for the human mind to study. He therefore concentrated on a single war, basing his narrative on his own inquiry and autopsy, and rigorously excluding all ‘‘mythical’’ material (Thuc. 5). This developmental thesis probably goes back to Aristotle’s successor, Theophrastus, who wrote a (lost) On History in which he may have discussed such issues.

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