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By John Marincola

This two-volume significant other to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the recent instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historic historiography some time past few decades.

  • Comprises a sequence of innovative articles written through recognized scholars
  • Presents vast, chronological remedies of significant concerns within the writing of historical past and antiquity
  • These are complemented by means of chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.
  • Provides a sequence of interpretative readings at the person historians
  • Contains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their courting to history

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Oxford, 1957–1979) HCT A. W. Gomme, A. Andrewes, and K. J. Dover, A Historical Commentary on Thucydides, 5 vols. (Oxford, 1945–1980) Hornblower, CT S. Hornblower, A Commentary on Thucydides (Oxford, 1991–) HRR H. Peter, Historicorum Romanorum Reliquiae, 2 vols. (Stuttgart, 1906–1914) HSCPh Harvard Studies in Classical Philology HTR Harvard Theological Review ICS Illinois Classical Studies IG Inscriptiones Graecae (Berlin, 1873–) ILS H. ), Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae, 5 vols. (Berlin, 1892–1916) ILLRP A.

Second, the Latin word annales means both history (in the aggregate and objective sense) and a particular history (the literary representation of events). Third, citations of Roman historians refer indiscriminately to annales and historia, which suggests not only that the writers themselves did not assign any such title as Annales to their works, but also that there cannot have been a recognized subgenre of annales. * In sum, then, the variety of classical historiography cannot be easily reduced to formulas and linear progressions (or regressions, for that matter).

2 Evolving Approaches Ancient historiography is important not only for its own sake, but also because it has furnished an enduring model, both in form and subject matter, for the western literary tradition. Anthologies of historical writing as well as handbooks on the writing of history begin not infrequently with Herodotus and Thucydides, the latter of whom is still considered by some to be the greatest historian of all time. Even so, the modern study of ancient historical works has evolved a great deal over the last decades.

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