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Historiography and imagination : eight essays on Roman culture

Author: T P Wiseman
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1994.
Series: Exeter studies in history, no. 33.
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How did the Romans make sense of their own past? And how can we make sense of it, when the evidence for early Rome and the Republic is so inadequate? This title focuses on some of the unfamiliar  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiseman, T.P. (Timothy Peter), 1940-
Historiography and imagination.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1994
(OCoLC)622626512
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T P Wiseman
ISBN: 0859894223 9780859894227
OCLC Number: 30734406
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 167 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The origins of Roman historiography --
Roman legend and oral tradition --
Monuments and the Roman annalists --
Lucretius, Catiline and the survival of prophecy --
Satyrs in Rome? --
The necessary lesson --
Who was Crassicius Pansa? --
Conspicui postes tectaque digna deo.
Series Title: Exeter studies in history, no. 33.
Responsibility: T.P. Wiseman.

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