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The Roman historians

Author: Ronald Mellor
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
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The Roman Historians provides a clear survey and a critical analysis of five centuries of historical writing in and about ancient Rome. The book examines authors of various historical genres - narrative, biography, and autobiography - and places them within the political and social framework of the late Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Since Roman historiography is an extension of political conflict and moral
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Mellor
ISBN: 0415117739 9780415117739 0415117747 9780415117746
OCLC Number: 39322830
Description: x, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Origins of Roman historiography --
Sallust --
Livy --
Tacitus --
Ammianus Marcellinus --
Roman biography --
Autobiography at Rome --
Historical writing at Rome.
Responsibility: Ronald Mellor.
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