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The ancient Greek historians.

Author: J B Bury
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1958]
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Professor Bury covers the entire range of Greek historical writing form from its inception in the pseudo-historical aspects of the epics to the influence of Greek thought on Roman historiography. He shows how the idea of history became separated from the concept of recording and inventing mythologies, the introduction of a rationalistic view of history, the concept of political analysis, the influence of rhetoric on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bury, J.B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927.
Ancient Greek historians.
New York, Dover Publications [1958]
(OCoLC)605211614
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J B Bury
ISBN: 0486203972 9780486203973
OCLC Number: 405304
Description: 281 pages 21 cm
Contents: The rise of Greek history in Ionia --
Herodotus --
Thucydides --
The development of Greek historiography after Thucydides --
Polybius (and Poseidonius) --
The influence of Greek on Roman historiography --
Views of the ancients concerning the use of history --
Appendix: The rehandling of his History by Thucydides.

Abstract:

Professor Bury covers the entire range of Greek historical writing form from its inception in the pseudo-historical aspects of the epics to the influence of Greek thought on Roman historiography. He shows how the idea of history became separated from the concept of recording and inventing mythologies, the introduction of a rationalistic view of history, the concept of political analysis, the influence of rhetoric on historical methodology, the effects of philosophy and the rise of antiquarianism on history, and dozens of similarly important topics. - back of book.

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