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By John Marincola

This two-volume better half to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the recent instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historical historiography some time past few decades.Comprises a sequence of innovative articles written via regarded scholarsPresents huge, chronological remedies of significant concerns within the writing of heritage 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 dating to heritage

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General studies of individual historians tend to emphasize the ‘‘construction’’ that the historian engages in while narrating his version of the past rather than on the past reality that the history is supposed to represent: in other words, Thucydides’ account of the Peloponnesian War is studied for what it tells us of the author’s own view of the conflict, and of the preconceptions shared by him and his audience, rather than for what it tells us of the actual historical circumstances of the years 431 to 411: his text is a Peloponnesian War rather than the Peloponnesian War.

The importance of paradigms derived from past history continued, in different literary genres and various forms, the goals and in certain ways the criteria that presided over the narrative choices of epic song. ’’ All of these genres constituted a type of galaxy (rather difficult for us to decipher because of the loss of so many works) that was linked to other galaxies, such as the various genres of geographic literature which also gave space to genealogical, historical, and ethnographic concerns.

Phocion Pomp. Pompeius Publ. Publicola Pyrrh. Pyrrhus Rom. Romulus Sert. Sertorius Sol. Solon Sull. Sulla Them. Themistocles Thes. Theseus Ti. Gracch. Tiberius Gracchus Tim. Timoleon Pol. Polybius, Greek historian, ca. 200–118 Polyaen. Polyaenus, Macedonian rhetorician and military writer, 2nd c. praef. praefatio (preface) Procop. Procopius, Greek historian, 6th c. C E BCE Aed. Aedificia (Buildings) Goth. De Bello Gothico Vand. De Bello Vandalico Prop. Propertius, Latin poet, 1st c. Ptol. Ptolemy, Greek geographer, 2nd c.

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