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Greek and roman historians : information and misinformation

Author: Michael Grant; Routledge.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Grant shows us how the historians of antiquity routinely try to deceive, but he argues for the continuing vital importance of their work, and offers new ways of reading and interpreting it. An  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Grant; Routledge.
ISBN: 0415117690 9780415117692 0415117704 9780415117708
OCLC Number: 827756435
Description: XII, 172 s. : il. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction Part One: The Ancient Historians 1. The Historians of Greece and Rome Part Two: The Ancient Historians and Other Disciplines 2. History and poetry 3. History and Rhetoric and Philosophy 4. History and Documents Part Three: Sources and Strangeness 5. Use of Sources: Oral Traditions: Rumours: Predecessors 6. Selections: Alternatives: Probability 7. Speeches: Digressions: Inevitability: Cycles 8. Religion: Dreans: Portents 9. Too Little Economic, Social and Artistic History Part Four: Misinformation and Mistakes 10. Love of a Story 11. Self-Justification 12. Family Pressure: Politics: Anachronism 13. Chauvinism: Athens and Rome 14. Wars 15. Biography 16. Moralising 17. Error Part Five: Should We Read the Ancient Historians? 18. Fact and Fiction 19. The Literary Excellence of the Great Historians Part Six: Other Sources of Information 20. Some Other Historians 21. Some Lost Historians 22. Information from Other Sources 23. Misinformation Conclusion Bibliography Abbreviations Notes Index
Responsibility: Michael Grant.

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