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Greek historiography

Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ancient Greek achievement in the writing of history set the standard for all time. But the nature of that achievement looks increasingly problematic in the light of recent work on such topics as literacy, orality, rhetoric, narrative technique, and the invention of tradition. This book contributes to the understanding of both the achievement and the problems of Greek historiography by gathering the papers
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Genre/Form: History
Kongreß
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greek historiography.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)988568303
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Hornblower
ISBN: 019814931X 9780198149316 0198150725 9780198150725
OCLC Number: 29564218
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Summary of the Papers; The Story of Greek Historiography; Intertextuality and the Greek Historians / Simon Hornblower --
2. Empirical Explanation: Polybius and his Predecessors / Peter Derow --
3. Herodotus and Religion / John Gould --
4. Herodotus on Alexander I of Macedon: A Study in Some Subtle Silences / Ernst Badian --
5. Narratology and Narrative Techniques in Thucydides / Simon Hornblower --
6. The World of Theophrastus / P.M. Fraser --
7. The Tradition about the First Sacred War / John Davies --
8. Diodorus and his Sources: Conformity and Creativity / Kenneth S. Sacks --
9. Symbol of Unity? The Persian-Wars Tradition in the Roman Empire / Antony Spawforth.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Hornblower.
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