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Moral history from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Author: Lisa Irene Hau
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why did human beings first begin to write history? Lisa Hau argues that a driving force among Greek historians was the desire to use the past to teach lessons about the present and for the future. She uncovers the moral messages of the ancient Greek writers of history and the techniques they used to bring them across. Hau also shows how moral didacticism was an integral part of the writing of history from its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hau, Lisa Irene.
Moral history from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016429700
(OCoLC)946010106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Irene Hau
ISBN: 9781474411080 1474411088
OCLC Number: 964447338
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 312 pages)
Contents: Hellenistic historiography. Polybius ; Diodorus Siculus ; Fragmentary Hellenistic historiography --
Classical historiography. Herodotus ; Thucydides ; Xenophon, Hellenica --
Fragmentary classical historiography.
Responsibility: Lisa Irene Hau.
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Lisa Irene Hau argues that a driving force among Greek historians was the desire to use the past to teach lessons about the present and for the future. She uncovers the moral messages of the ancient  Read more...

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