A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, 2 Volume Set by John Marincola

By John Marincola

This two-volume spouse to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the hot instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of old historiography long ago few decades.Comprises a sequence of innovative articles written via acknowledged scholarsPresents huge, chronological remedies of vital matters within the writing of historical past and antiquityThese are complemented via chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.Provides a chain of interpretative readings at the person historiansContains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their courting to historical past

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This suggests that he may be imposing modern categories on ancient practices. And the view pays very little attention to the innovativeness of the classical historiographical tradition. For all that, Jacoby’s approach is hardly without merit, and clearly is right about some very important aspects of Greek historiography. In some of the chapters below, authors will continue the discussion of the ways in which such approaches help or hinder our understanding of the ancient historians. Roman historiography, while not subject to the same type of developmental model, has nevertheless been influenced by Jacoby’s schema for Greek writers.

C E Mil. De Re Militari (On Military Matters) Vell. Velleius Paterculus, Roman historian, 1st c. C E Verg. Vergil, Latin poet, 70–19 Aen. BCE Aeneid Vitr. Vitruvius, Roman architect and engineer, 1st c. Xen. Xenophon, Athenian historian and essayist, ca. 430–mid-4th c. Zon. BCE Ages. Agesilaus Anab. Anabasis Cyn. Cynegeticus (Treatise on Hunting) Cyr. Cyropaedia (Education of Cyrus) Hell. Hellenica Mem. Memorabilia (Memoirs) Vect. Vectigalia (Ways and Means) Johannes Zonaras, Byzantine historian, 12th c.

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