Greek and Roman Historiography

Paperback | April 24, 2011

EditorJohn Marincola

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Greek and Roman Historiography is a collection of important articles from the last thirty years which treat the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans thought about and wrote their histories. Six of these articles have been translated into English for the first time.Avoiding issues such as sources and reliability which were the concern of earlier scholarship, the contributors focus much more on how the ancients themselves engaged with their past: the relationship between myth and history; the role of memory and oral tradition as they shaped both Greek and Romannotions of the past; the role of the historian in giving form and meaning to his history; and the different notions of historical truth and falsehood. A specially written introduction places the essays in the larger context of earlier and more recent trends in the study of Greek and Roman historiography.

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Greek and Roman Historiography is a collection of important articles from the last thirty years which treat the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans thought about and wrote their histories. Six of these articles have been translated into English for the first time.Avoiding issues such as sources and reliability which were the co...

John Marincola is Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:April 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199233500

ISBN - 13:9780199233502

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IntroductionI. Constructing the Past: Myth, Memory and History1. Nicole Loraux: Thucydides is Not a Colleague2. Hans-Joachim Gehrke: Myth, History, Politics - Ancient and Modern3. Rosalind Thomas: Genealogy and the Genealogists4. Guido Schepens: Some Aspects of Source Theory in Greek Historiography5. Jurgen von Ungern-Sternberg: The Tradition about Early Rome and Oral History6. Dieter Timpe: Memoria and Historiography at Rome7. T. J. Cornell: Etruscan HistoriographyII. Rhetoric, Truth, and Falsehood8. P. A. Brunt: Cicero and Historiography9. A. J. Woodman: Cicero and the Writing of History10. T. J. Luce: Ancient Views on the Causes of Bias in Historical Writing11. T. P. Wiseman: Lying Historians: Seven Types of Mendacity12. Emilio Gabba: True History and False History in Classical AntiquityIII. History and Poetry13. Luciano Canfora: The Historical 'Cycle'14. F. W. Walbank: History and Tragedy15. Hermann Funke: Poetry and Historiography