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Greek and Roman Historiography (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies)

by John Marincola (Editor)

Other authors: P.A. Brunt (Contributor), Luciano Canfora (Contributor), T.J. Cornell (Contributor), Hermann Funke (Contributor), Emilio Gabba (Contributor)10 more, Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Contributor), Nicole Loraux (Contributor), T.J. Luce (Contributor), Guido Schepens (Contributor), Rosalind Thomas (Contributor), Dieter Timpe (Contributor), Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg (Contributor), F.W. Walbank (Contributor), T.J. Wiseman (Contributor), A.J. Woodman (Contributor)

Series: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies

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Marincola, JohnEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brunt, P.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Canfora, LucianoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cornell, T.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Funke, HermannContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gabba, EmilioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gehrke, Hans-JoachimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loraux, NicoleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Luce, T.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schepens, GuidoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, RosalindContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Timpe, DieterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
von Ungern-Sternberg, JürgenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walbank, F.W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wiseman, T.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woodman, A.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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 Roman notions 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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