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A companion to Greek and Roman historiography

Author: John Marincola
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
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This two-volume "Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography" reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Marincola
ISBN: 9781405102162 1405102160
OCLC Number: 71842795
Description: 2 v. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I Contexts ; The place of history in the Ancient World / Roberto Nicolai ; The origin of Greek Historiography / Catherine Darbo-Peschanski ; History and historia: inquiry in the Greek Historians / Guido Schepens ; Documents and the Greek historian / P. J. Rhodes ; The prehistory of Roman historiography / T. P. Wiseman ; Myth and historiography / Suzanne Saïd ; The construction of meaning in the first three historians / Carolyn Dewald ; Characterisation in ancient historiography / L. V. Pitcher ; Speeches in classical historiography / John Marincola ; Readers and reception: a text case / A. J. Woodman --
Part II. Surveys ; The development of the war monograph / Tim Rood ; Continuous histories (Hellenica) / Christopher Tuplin ; Universal history from Ephorus to Diodorus / John Marincola ; Local history and atthidography / Philip Harding ; Western Greek historiography / Riccardo Vattuone ; Greek historians of Persia / Dominique Lenfant ; The historians of Alexander the Great / Andrea Zambrini ; Greek historians of the Near East: Clio's "other" sons / John Dillery ; The Jewish appropriation of Hellenistic historiography / Gregory E. Sterling ; The Greek historians of Rome / Christopher Pelling ; The early Roman tradition / Hans Beck ; Memoirs and autobiography in Repubican Rome / Andrew M. Riggsby ; Roman historiography in the Late Republic / D. S. Levene ; The Emperor and his historians / John Matthews ; The epitomising tradition in late antiquity / Thomas Banchich --
Part III. Readings ; To each his own: Simonides and Herodotus on Thermopylae / Pietro Vannicelli ; Rhampsinitos and the clever thief (Herodotus 2.121) / Stephanie West ; The enigma of discourse: a view of Thucydides / Leone Porciani ; Contest (Agōn) in Thucydides / Donald Lateiner ; Narrative manner and Xenophon's more routine Hellenica / Vivienne Gray ; Fortune (tychē) in Polybius / Frank W. Walbank ; Polybius and Aetolia: a historiographical approach / Craige B. Champion ; Diodorus Siculus on the third sacred war / Peter Green ; Caesar's account of the battle of Massilia (BC 1.34-2.22): some historiographical and narratological approaches / Christina Shuttleworth Kraus ; The politics of Sallustian style / Ellen O'Gorman ; The translation of Catiline / Andrew Feldherr ; Claudius Quadrigarius and Livy's second Pentad / Gary Forsythe ; Fog on the mountain: Philip and Mt. Haemus in Livy, 40.21-22 / Mary Jaeger ; Clothing Cincinnatus: Dionysius of Halicarnassus / Clemence Schultze ; The Imperial Republic of Velleius Paterculus / Alain M. Gowing ; Josephus and the Cannibalism of Mary (B.J. 6.199-219) / Honora Howell Chapman ; Quintus Curtius Rufus on the "Good King": The Dioxippus episode in Book 9.7.16-26 / E. J. Baynham ; Tacitus and the Battle of Mons Graupius: an historiographical road map? / Rhiannon Ash ; Feast your eyes on this: Vitellius as a stock tyrant (Tac. Hist. 3.36-39) / Elizabeth Keitel ; Arrian, Alexander and the Pursuit of Glory / A. B. Bosworth ; Towards a literary evaluation of Appian's Civil Wars, Book 1 / Gregory S. Bucher ; Cassius Dio: a senator and historian in the Age of Anxiety / Martin Hose ; Ammianus' Roman digressions and the audience of the Res Gestae / David Rohrbacher ; "To forge their tongues to grander styles": Ammianus' epilogue / Gavin Kelly --
Part IV. Neighbors ; Epic and historiography at Rome / Matthew Leigh ; Ethnography and history / Emma Dench ; Tragedy and history / Richard Rutherford ; Antiquarianism and History / Benedetto Bravo ; Biography and history / Philip Stadter ; Geography and History / Johannes Engels ; Fiction and history: historiography and the novel / J. R. Morgan --
Part V. Transition ; Late antique historiography, 250-650 CE / Brian Croke.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by John Marincola.
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