Authority And Tradition In Ancient Historiography by John MarincolaAuthority And Tradition In Ancient Historiography by John Marincola

Authority And Tradition In Ancient Historiography

byJohn Marincola


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This book is a study of the various claims to authority made by the ancient Greek and Roman historians throughout their histories, and of the way in which the tradition of ancient historiography shaped their responses and molded the presentation of themselves to their audience. Guiding them in their claims to be authoritative was the tradition of the founders and best practitioners of history, Herodotus and Thucydides.
Title:Authority And Tradition In Ancient HistoriographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521545781

ISBN - 13:9780521545785


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The call to history; 2. The historian's inquiry; 3. The historian's character; 4. The historian's deeds; 5. The 'lonely' historian; Conclusion; Appendices.

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