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Greek and Roman Historiography

ISBN : 9780199233496

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¥28,754
Author: 
John M. Marincola
Pages
512 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
144 x 221 mm
Pub date
Mar 2011
Series
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies
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Greek and Roman Historiography is a collection of important articles from the last thirty years which treat the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans thought about and wrote their histories. Six of these articles have been translated into English for the first time. Avoiding issues such as sources and reliability which were the concern of earlier scholarship, the contributors focus much more on how the ancients themselves engaged with their past: the relationship between myth and history; the role of memory and oral tradition as they shaped both Greek and Roman notions of the past; the role of the historian in giving form and meaning to his history; and the different notions of historical truth and falsehood. A specially written introduction places the essays in the larger context of earlier and more recent trends in the study of Greek and Roman historiography.

Index: 

Introduction
I. CONSTRUCTING THE PAST: MYTH, MEMORY AND HISTORY
1. Thucydides is Not a Colleague
2. Myth, History, Politics - Ancient and Modern
3. Genealogy and the Genealogists
4. Some Aspects of Source Theory in Greek Historiography
5. The Tradition about Early Rome and Oral History
6. Memoria and Historiography at Rome
7. Etruscan Historiography
II. RHETORIC, TRUTH, AND FALSEHOOD
8. Cicero and Historiography
9. Cicero and the Writing of History
10. Ancient Views on the Causes of Bias in Historical Writing
11. Lying Historians: Seven Types of Mendacity
12. True History and False History in Classical Antiquity
III. HISTORY AND POETRY
13. The Historical 'Cycle'
14. History and Tragedy
15. Poetry and Historiography

About the author: 

John Marincola, Leon Golden Professor of Classics, Florida State University

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