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Greek historiography

Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This work discusses the achievement and the problems of Greek historiography in a series of contributions by a group of scholars. It traces the story of Greek historiography from Archaic times to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greek historiography.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)606055329
Online version:
Greek historiography.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)608920827
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Hornblower
ISBN: 0198150725 9780198150725
OCLC Number: 39636499
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Historical explanation - Polybius and his predecessors; Herodotus and religion; Herodotus on Alexander I of Macedon; narratology and narrative techniques in Thucydides; the world of Theophrastus; the tradition about the First Scared War; Diodorus and his sources - conformity and creativity; symbol of unity? - the Persian-Wars tradition in the Roman Empire.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Hornblower.
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