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Between Thucydides and Polybius : the golden age of Greek historiography

Author: Giovanni Parmeggiani
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center for Hellenic Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2014. [date of distribution not identified] ©2014
Series: Hellenic studies, 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Historians like Ephorus, Theopompus, or Aristotle's great-nephew Callisthenes, to say nothing of Xenophon, counted among the most acclaimed in antiquity. But with the exception of Xenophon, their complete works have not survived, and thus they are accessible to the modern reader only in the form of fragments, usually quoted by later authors. The present collection of essays by an international team of scholars  Read more...

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Named Person: Thucydides.; Polybius.; Thucydides; Polybius
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Parmeggiani
ISBN: 9780674428348 067442834X
OCLC Number: 861674283
Description: 328 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Giovanni Parmeggiani --
Looking for the invisible / Riccardo Vattuone --
Rethinking Isocrates and historiography / John Marincola --
At the boundary of historiography / John Marincola --
The use of documents in Xenophon's Hellenica / Cinzia Bearzot --
The causes of the Peloponnesian War / Giovanni Parmeggiani --
Ephorus in context / Nino Luraghi --
Ephorus, Polybius, and [symbol] / John Tully --
Greek monographs on the Persian world / Dominique Lenfant --
The sick man of Asia? / Christopher Tuplin --
Local history, Polis history, and the politics of place / Rosalind Thomas --
The tools of memory / Sarah Ferrario --
Aristotle and history / Lucio Bertelli.
Series Title: Hellenic studies, 64.
Responsibility: edited by Giovanni Parmeggiani.


Between Thucydides and Polybius focuses on the contribution of fourth-century authors such as Ephorus, Theopompus, and Xenophon to the development of Greek historiography. Essays examine the  Read more...


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