An Historical Commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia by I. A. F. BruceAn Historical Commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia by I. A. F. Bruce

An Historical Commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

byI. A. F. Bruce

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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Commentaries on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia, an anonymous history of events in the Greek world in the late fifth and early fourth centuries BC, have usually dealt almost entirely with problems of the text. In this book, Dr Bruce has written an historical commentary, basing his work on both the London and Florence papyri, which between them provide all the surviving fragments of the text. Dr Bruce begins with a brief description of the two papyri. He then discusses the Oxyrhynchus historian's style and method - his sources, chronology, bias, interest in causation, etc. The introduction ends with a résumé of the numerous theories of the author's identity (Dr Bruce favours either Cratippus or an author not known to us by name at all). The main part of the commentary is arranged in the form of notes on the sections of the Greek text, with occasional detailed notes on particular words or phrases. There are appendices on the Battle of Sardis and the Constitution of Boeotia; and the book concludes with a full biography. Dr Bruce's book is a complete guide available for further historical study of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia.
Title:An Historical Commentary on the Hellenica OxyrhynchiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521034124

ISBN - 13:9780521034128


Table of Contents

Preface (sigla, abbreviations); Introduction; Part I. The Papyri; Part II. The Hellenica: 1. The scope of the history and its date of composition; 2. P's sources; 3. Chronology; 4. P's bias and judgement; 5. Digression and causation; 6. P's treatment of leading characters; 7. P's style and vocabulary; 8. The importance of the work; 9. Authorship; Commentary on the Florence papyrus; Commentary on the London papyrus; Appendix I. The battle of Sardis; Appendix II. The constitution of Boeotia; Bibliography; Index.