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Lies and fiction in the ancient world

Author: Christopher Gill; T P Wiseman
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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Where the boundary lies between falsehood and fiction, between an actual untruth and an admitted invention, has set off many debates in intellectual circles. In classical studies, this issue has gained prominence through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and through recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography. This pathfinding collection of essays charts the borderland between
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongreß
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
études diverses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lies and fiction in the ancient world.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1993
(OCoLC)607741758
Online version:
Lies and fiction in the ancient world.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624404268
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Gill; T P Wiseman
ISBN: 0292727674 9780292727670
OCLC Number: 27768314
Description: xviii, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Lies, fiction and slander in early Greek poetry / E.L. Bowie --
Plato on falsehood, not fiction / Christopher Gill --
Truth and untruth in Herodotus and Thucydides / J.L. Moles --
Lying historians : seven types of mendacity / T.P. Wiseman --
Fiction, bewitchment and story worlds : the implications of claims to truth in Apuleius / Andrew Laird --
Make-believe and make believe : the fictionality of the Greek novels / J.R. Morgan --
Towards an account of the ancient world's concept of fictive belief / D.C. Feeney.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman.
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Where the boundary lies between falsehood and fiction, between an actual untruth and an admitted invention, has set off many debates in intellectual circles. In classical studies, this issue has gained prominence through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and through recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography. This pathfinding collection of essays charts the borderland between falsehood and fiction in the ancient world, especially by.

Considering how far "lying" was distinguished from "fiction" at different periods and in different genres. The areas covered are early Greek poetry (E.L. Bowie), Plato (Christopher Gill), Greek and Roman historiography (J.L. Moles and T.P. Wiseman), and the Greek and Roman novel (J.R. Morgan and Andrew Laird). Michael Wood and D.C. Feeney discuss the literary critical questions involved and draw connections with contemporary debate. All Greek and Latin passages are.

Translated into English, and the collection is designed to be accessible to students of literature and history generally, as well as to Classicists.

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